Home

Consultant: Don’t Let Deferrals Make You Lazy
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

If you’re an incoming first year associate and your start date has been deferred, use this time to impress your new firm.

That’s the advice of Judith Germain of UK consulting firm Dynamic Transitions. She says that many firms will use this opportunity to see which graduates have stronger leadership tendencies, by observing how productively they spend their free time.

Many graduates may be drawn into seeing this as a free ticket to a year of ‘loafing’ before they start their training, but in reality they need to realise that they are also being tested to see how self-motivated they can be when left to their own devices. Law firms are making the decision to defer start dates because they feel they need to in the current climate. This doesn’t mean they will not be watching to see how their trainees use their time.

  
What
Where


Although some firms say there is no stipulation on how trainees spend the time or money, Germain urges trainees not to take this at face value, or be too complacent about their job prospects next year.

“Graduates should use the time to ‘round off’ their experience by doing relevant work or by enrolling in further education. Employers will be more impressed with those that use their time well,” Germain says.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Licensed Virginia Attorney

USA-DC-Washington

Small real estate law firm seeks to fill a full-time position for a Virginia licensed attorney with ...

Apply now

Licensed Virginia Attorney

USA-VA-Charlottesville

Small real estate law firm seeks to fill a full-time position for a Virginia licensed attorney with ...

Apply now

Licensed Virginia Attorney

USA-VA-Norfolk

Small real estate law firm seeks to fill a full-time position for a Virginia licensed attorney with ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Clemente

We are a client-focused growing south Orange County California solo-practitioner law firm with a pra...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Public Finance Associate Attorney

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a public finance associate attorne...

Apply Now

Complex Civil Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of boutique firm seeks associate attorney with 4-6 years of complex civil litig...

Apply Now

Mid-Senior level Corporate Capital Markets/Securities Associate Attorney

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks mid-senior level corporate capital...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top