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What kind of questions were you asked during the interview process?

2015

"Throughout the interview I was asked to tell them about the firm, to show my understanding/viewpoint on corporate social responsibility, and to identify where I see myself in five/ten years down the line. I also had to show which areas I would like to practice in, and tell my interviewer about my hobbies."
First year trainee, Dublin
"I was asked all about my CV during the interview. It is imperative to have answers prepared about all aspects of your CV. I was asked: why I wanted to work for A&L, why I want to be a solicitor, whether I read the newspapers and if I had any questions to ask them."
Dublin
"I was asked what I thought I would be doing, why I wanted to work at the firm, why I wanted to do corporate law, why I wanted to do it in Dublin and a lot of questions about myself and my application form."
First year trainee, Dublin
"During the interview I had to show why I felt that I was an appropriate candidate for A&L Goodbody. I had to tell my interviewer about a time when something did not go successfully for me, and when an endeavour I undertook went successfully, and I had to tell my interviewer about a time when I worked in a team."
First year trainee, Dublin
"I was asked a wide range of questions: what subjects I did in my leaving certificate, about my many part-time jobs, about why I was applying to A&L Goodbody, and also if I felt I was ready to commit to a training contract."
First year trainee, Dublin
"Throughout the interview I was asked why I wanted to work for A&L Goodbody, to identify three qualities a partner would need, and given questions on my experience of travelling. I also had a problem question on money laundering, and how I would act if I suspected its occurrence."
First year trainee, Dublin
"The questions were a mixture of competency-based questions and others which tested my knowledge of the firm and the legal market generally. I also had to answer discuss legal issues relating to a fictitious scenario. Again, my advice would be to concentrate on the commercial points rather than focusing on the law."
First year trainee, Dublin
"I was first asked questions about myself so that they could get to know more about who I am. We then moved on to questions about commercial affairs that were relevant at the time as well as questions as to why I wanted to work in a law firm."
First year trainee, Dublin

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