On your CV and in your applications, the "Work Experience" section is your opportunity to demonstrate two things: your skills and your interest in the law. Used wisely, it can clinch that training contract or interview.
The key thing to remember is that any work experience can be made relevant to law. Yes, any. Think about the key skills that lawyers need in their daily work (such as analysis, attention to detail, client service and drafting), and assess how your work experience to date has helped develop those skills. For example:
Summer role at a large supermarket - customer service, teamwork
Sports coach - leadership, organisation
Pulling pints in a busy pub - teamwork, working under pressure
Don't just list the facts of your work experience - elaborate and make explicit links to skills you will use as a lawyer.
You should apply this same principle to your legal work experience. Simply listing the facts of your work experience ("Vacation scheme at X Firm in the litigation department") isn't enough - you need to clearly state what skills you used in your work there, and that you used the work experience to gain some insight into that particular department or kind of firm.
As with any other aspect of your CV or application, there is such a thing as too much information. If (like a lot of students) you've had a raft of piece-meal jobs over the years, do weed out anything repetitive where you can demonstrate the skill gained in that role elsewhere in your application. Five or six roles are plenty at this level - focus on quality rather than quantity.
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