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Interview: Tips & Advice

2015

"For the vacation scheme there is an application form, interview and a week-long vacation scheme, followed by a final round interview. For direct training contract applications there is an application form followed by two interviews. The website has the most up-to-date information."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is moving away from being known just as life sciences specialists, so don't oversell that point. We operate in a number of industries from luxury brands, media, energy, technology and more."
First year trainee, London
"You should be very thorough in your research: when they ask you why you're applying to the firm, make sure you've really spent some time thinking about that. Learning about the firm from its promotional materials and website is a good start, but being able to apply what it offers to your own aims is more important."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Come prepared for a thoughtful, intelligent discussion. Be comfortable and confident expressing your ideas in an articulate manner, without being arrogant or too pushy."
First year trainee, London
"I would recommend that applicants take the time to really learn about the firm, its partners, and the work that it does. Check announcements of recent deals to show awareness of recent events in the offices."
First year trainee, London
"Be confident about your achievements and think about how you could add to Covington. Be prepared to tackle more abstract questions or questions about subject matters you are not well versed in, by thinking things through rationally."
First year trainee, London
"Have a genuine reason for why you want to work at Covington. It will be noticeable if you are simply providing a standard/generic application or interview."
First year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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