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Linklaters CB Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:12 pm

Hello all, I have a callback with Linklaters tomorrow. It got moved up at the last minute (I'm guessing because someone canceled) and so I'm trying to prep as much as possible because I was told they have a hypothetical scenario and from the old threads here it seems that the recruitment coordinator asks job interview-type questions that other firms do not. I've done several callbacks and even have a few offers in hand so I feel like I have the CB process down pat, but this is something new. It's also my top choice and the firm I've wanted since I started researching many months ago, which is why I am reaching out for more advice. I've read through and looked at all the old threads, but am seeking any and all other input that people can give. Thanks.

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Re: Linklaters CB Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:17 pm

Also interested, so - bump!!

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Re: Linklaters CB Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:42 pm

Had a callback there recently. What you've heard is pretty dead on. While these two parts of the Linklaters callback are different, don't get rattled. If you're doing well at callbacks, you'll be fine.

First interview was with a recruiter asking behavioral questions to see if you would be a good "personality fit" (e.g., "what achievement are you most proud of?"). The recruiter then gives you a scenario to review, leaving you about 5 minutes to take notes. The scenario was short (one paragraph I think), so plenty of time to think it through.

Essentially it's a problem solving skills test, not a law school exam: How would you handle stress and think through a problem. Don't sweat it. If you have prior work experience, you'll definitely be golden. Even if not, think about internships or past jobs.




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