Next week I am talking at the launch of a mentoring event where local practitioners are partnered with University Students studying the LL.B.
No one needs to be involved but lots of people are, with already possibly more mentors putting themselves forward than they have student mentees to be allocated! What a great start to the scheme.
This month: Help, I’ve got nothing interesting on my CV!
Following on from last month’s reminder to update your CV this month is thinking about what to do if you don’t have anything more than your day job to talk about.
There are lots of opportunities to be involved in the legal world at large above and beyond the day job:
Mentoring students or juniors
Volunteering at a law centre
Help out at a citizens advice bureau
These things are never required of you but they certainly do look good on a CV! If you are struggling with anything to write other than listing your normal day to day work then think about what you could do.
Every town and city has a legal world with a regional lawyers division, and a junior lawyers division that you can get involved with. Most universities are looking for interaction with the wider business community and help for their students. Law Centres are always in need of volunteers and support. These are all great opportunities to get involved with people and build connections. If you are an experienced practitioner you may think – ‘I can see what I can do for them but what can they do for me’. Well the answer is ‘who knows?’ by becoming involved with students you might find your next junior recruit, or star work experience candidate!
Look around at the options locally and get involved!
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