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Interview: Tips & Advice

2017

"Always tie your answers back to specifics about the firm and why you and the firm would be a good fit."
Second year trainee, London
"Be guided in the interview, it's not a test. They just want to see how you solve problems and arrive at an answer."
First year trainee, London
"There's an interview, a written test and a tour/chat with a current trainee. Be friendly, enthusiastic and ask interesting and relevant questions. Research the firm and its standout practice areas along with anything that makes it unique (the six-seat system for example)."
Second year trainee, London
"The process consists of a written exercise, a commercial interview and a more CV-orientated interview. I would recommend thoroughly researching the firm and knowing about how it differs from other City firms and other US firms."
First year trainee, London
"Get to know Dechert's core practice areas as the firm appears to focus questions on corporate and funds matters."
Second year trainee, London
"Show intelligence and commitment to the profession."
First year trainee, Dechert LLP
"Know the firm and be able to talk about its recent deals."
First year trainee, London
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