While applying for training contracts I used the Ask Us slots for both application form checks and interview preparation. I found the advice I received in relation to improving my application form answers invaluable, in particular the ‘why law’ question you often find on application forms. The AS team enabled me to get my key messages across in a clearer and a more impactful way. I also found the access to AS ambassadors on the website extremely helpful as I did not have contacts in the city to ask questions about the realities of working in law and business.
I would tell Aspiring Solicitors members to apply for the open days, take part in the competitions and take advantage of all the networking opportunities on offer. AS offers a platform to get in touch with people who you may not have been able to reach otherwise. Speaking to people who actually work for the organisations you wish to join will help you stand out when applying and attending interviews. It shows initiative and a real interest in the company.
I would recommend Aspiring Solicitors because it offers unique networking opportunities, access to professionals and support and guidance for application forms and interviews.