Author: Legal Week
12 Nov 2012 | 09:46
"I'm a trainee solicitor due to qualify in the next few months. There is no guarantee of an NQ role at my current firm on qualification, so it makes sense for me to consider applying for positions at other firms.
"My current firm is based in central London but is not a 'name'. I am finding this is an issue in getting past the initial CV stage with recruiters. I am particularly interested in corporate work although, being realistic, I would consider qualifying in most areas of law. Ideally I want to stay working in London.
"My query is, what general experience do firms expect corporate NQs to have as standard? I am in my corporate seat now and, because of the size of the firm, I want to make sure I can gain as much useful transferable experience as possible to make my CV stand out.
"Any comments would be much appreciated."
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