Hints and tips

Helpful advice to get you started on your journey

Top tips, helpful hints

Application form

  • It’s a good idea to tailor your application form so it is directly relevant to Shearman & Sterling.
  • Spell check your form before submitting the final version.
  • Finally, make sure you answer all the questions.

Senior lawyer and HR interview

  • Research the legal sector and Shearman & Sterling.
  • Think about what questions you might want to ask before coming to the interview.
  • Think also about the skills necessary to be a successful commercial lawyer.

Assessment centre

  • Keep up to date with current affairs – it shows that you have your finger on the pulse and are aware of what’s going on.
  • Manage your time and read instructions carefully.
  • Be yourself and use this opportunity to find out more about Shearman & Sterling.