Most common mistakes made on applications: No. 5

No. 5 of 5: Answer the question

If you are applying somewhere with short answer questions attached, make sure you spend the time answering the questions and don't necessarily stick to legal examples. Generally, these questions are competency based so they are looking for certain qualities or skills to shine through so make sure you have strong examples that answer the question well. In some cases, these questions are more important than your CV or covering letter so they need just as much time to think through before submitting.  

Lauren is one of Apportunity’s expert advisers. She is a senior graduate recruiter with over 10 years of experience in top tier law firms and investment banks. Here, she shares her advice for aspiring lawyers on the top 5 mistakes made by candidates in application forms.