Most common mistakes made on applications: No. 3

No. 3 of 5: Spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or using the 'cut and paste' method

Details are everything. Don't throw away hours of meticulous research and wording on grammatical mistakes or spelling. I always discourage the 'spray and pray' method to job applications (re-using the same covering letter and changing the name of the firm). Every year I always see at least a handful of applications addressed to a different firm and they immediately get rejected.

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 1 of the top 5 mistakes made by candidates in application forms.