Graduate Career Review - Private Loss, Public Gain

Sunita completed her training and qualified as a solicitor with one of the 'Magic Circle' law firms, but was disappointed to find that there were no vacancies for her within the organisation.

Her planned career route had been shortened unexpectedly, and her confidence had taken a battering.

The market was flooded with 'newly-qualifieds', so it would not be easy to walk straight into another job.

In the first session with her consultant, Sunita started to explore new directions, and realised that she was motivated more by working in the public than the private sector. Between the first and second sessions, she liaised with her consultant on developing her CV.

The second session focused on interview techniques; in roleplay she worked with her consultant to improve the content and structure of her answers to classic interview questions, and also picked up some tips on body language and voice projection.

By the end of the session, she was beginning to feel much more confident, and was able to communicate her skills and experience with real conviction.

As a result of this session and after she had been interviewed, she was offered an employment law position within the government sector. It was exactly the position she had been looking for.

"Your help with interviewing techniques was a huge contributor to my success. Thank you."

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