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Interview Questions

2016

"I was asked questions about my background, why I would like to join Covington and a series of competency-based questions."
Graduate, London
"Why Covington? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Tell us about a legal story in the press that you have recently read."
Graduate, London
"Some questions required thinking on your feet. I was also asked situational judgement questions, commercial awareness questions and general questions about my CV."
Entry level, London

2015

"In my interview I was asked the usual competency questions, such as why I had applied to Covington; more stretching questions that required me to explain difficult concepts in layman's terms (e.g. how would you explain X to an alien) and those which tested my commercial awareness and general judgement (e.g. scenario-based questions)."
First year trainee, London
"Here I was given general CV and work experience questions which were testing key competencies."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked about my CV, about my teamwork skills, why I wanted to join the firm and my interest in law from a science background."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I was asked to prepare a discussion on a current events topic (this was the London riots, when I applied). I also discussed my CV, job history. Hypothetical scenarios (i.e. what would you do if your supervisor was away and a client contacted you demanding an answer to a particular question?)."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked questions about my academic and non-academic interests, my interests within the firm, current affairs and some situational judgement type questions. I was given the opportunity to ask the interviewers questions about life at the firm too."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked several competency questions. Questions in the style of: "Who would you have dinner with living/dead", "Give an example of when you broke a rule", "What is something interesting you've read about recently", etc."
First year trainee, London
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