The majority of Linklaters job positions and graduate schemes require applicants to take the Watson Glaser critical thinking test. The table below lists all the job positions that require the Watson Glaser test:
|Conflicts and New Client Officer||Graduate Scheme||Graduate Trainee||Intellectual Property|
|Internship||IT Management||Junior Associate Lawyer||Lawyer|
|Litigation Associate||Managing Aassociate||Non-Contentious Financial Regulation Associate||Paralegal|
|Pathfinder||Solicitor||Strategy Analyst||Linklaters Summer Vacation Scheme|
|Trainee||Trainee Solicitor||Training Contract|
There are some specific Linklaters job positions that require additional or alternative tests, which are outlined in the table below. You can get instant access from the table or you can select the product you need below:
|Country||Job Position||Tests You Need|
|U.K.||Head of Department||CEB-SHL Verbal Reasoning Test|
|U.K.||Internship||CEB-SHL Verbal Reasoning Test|
|U.K.||Legal Project Manager||Pearson Numerical Reasoning Test|
|U.K.||Graduate Legal Project Manager||Pearson Numerical Reasoning Test|
|U.K.||Project Manager||Pearson Numerical Reasoning Test|
|U.K.||Trainee solicitor||Situational Judgement Test (SJT)|
|Australia||Clerk||Situational Judgement Test (SJT)|
|Australia||Trainee solicitor||CEB-SHL style verbal reasoning test|
|Other||Business Analyst||Pearson Numerical Reasoning Test|
|Other||All-Inclusive Preparation||All the Above||
|Other||Something Else?||If you have any questions, need help, contact us and you'll get a personalized reply||
After choosing the correct path of entry that suits you best, you will be asked to create an account to complete your Linklaters application form. The application form involves a number of different sections to complete. Apart from the regular items such as your education details and qualifications, there are a number of competency questions to answer. These typically focus on the key competencies that are important to Linklaters, which are listed below in the Linklaters Interview section. These questions are designed to assess your ability to answer pertinent questions in the correct manner as befitting the firm, and to determine if you have the correct motivation when answering them. A badly constructed answer tells them that you aren’t really interested in working for Linklaters. Get advice on how to create the best law firm application form answers with our blog guide.
Every single application is read by a member of the Linklaters recruitment team which can actually work to your advantage. On the one hand, it makes it harder to progress, as simple mistakes will serve as a deterrent to hiring you. On the other hand however, it gives you the chance to really shine. What this means is that if you impress, you are well on your way to making it through to the next stage of the Linklaters recruitment process. We have a package to help you overcome these competency questions which you can find out more about here.
If your application has been approved, you will be invited to take the Linklaters Watson Glaser test. It is important to note that this is not the only time you will be taking this test. If you are successful in getting passed the Linklaters interview questions you will be asked to take this test once again to validate the one that you took online. The Linklaters critical thinking test is not a typical verbal reasoning test, as it is much more analytical and varied in style. There are five main sections to this test: Argument evaluation, Deductive reasoning, Drawing inferences, Logical interpretation, and Recognising assumptions. JobTestPrep offers in-depth Linklaters Watson Glaser practice tests with critical thinking examples, answers and explanations designed to help you master the analytical skills needed to get a good score on the Watson Glaser test and ultimately to give you an advantage over the competition!
The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is designed to evaluate how you would handle common phenomenon in a workplace. It is important that you are not only qualified for the position but that you also know how to handle situations with professionalism. It is important your answers mediate such abilities, therefore, it is recommended you familiarise yourself with the nature of this test. Use our Situational Judgement practice tests to prepare for this assessment.
JobTestPrep has developed a wide range of practice tests to prepare job candidates for a variety of tests offered at pre-employment assessments. Our resources contain exercises designed to bring your numerical skills, reading comprehension, and problem-solving abilities to new heights. Our tests and drills are always supplied with study guides and answer keys to enable you to identify and eliminate your weaknesses before you take your exam. Therefore, no matter what specific questions your actual test at the company contains, you will be well prepared to pass it successfully and become shortlisted for an interview.
This day is also known as the Interview day, it is more properly defined as an assessment centre for the Linklaters graduate scheme. There are a number of different activities that you will face throughout the day and we will go through each of them below. You will be taken on a tour of the building and although this happens at most major companies this is of particular importance to Linklaters. The Linklaters offices are a source of pride to the company, who strive to enusre that they provide top amenities for both their staff and their clients alike. Therefore, be sure to ask questions during the office tour and although this may seem a bit pedantic and trivial, Linklaters take their offices very seriously so ensure you show yourself as really liking the layout and amenities within.
In this exercise, you will be taking what is commonly known as an In-tray test. This is a true simulation of what you would expect to find at your place of work. You will be presented with a laptop and given instructions with some background information relating to the position you are to take during this exercise. You will then have to work your way through an “inbox” rating emails as important or not. Throughout the In-tray you will receive more emails that you need to deal with. There is not enough time to read through every email so you need to have a method in order to complete the task.
After this section of the exercise, you have to write a long response to one of the important emails that came up. This response has to be in the correct structure with an introduction, main section and conclusion.
Prepare for both parts of the exercise with our online written exercises preparation pack.
There are two interviews that you will face during the Linklaters interview day. The first of the interviews is with a member of the HR team, which will be a competency-based interview. You will need to have an excellent understanding of the Linklaters competencies to do well in this interview.
The six competencies are:
In order to perform at the highest level during the competency-based interview, make sure to bring examples of when you have demonstrated these values during your university experience as well as in your work or volunteering experiences. Answering competency-based interview questions is actually an art form that can be taught and practised. At JobTestPrep we provide a complete interview preparation package.
The second interview is held with one of the lawyers from Linklaters and is a skills-based interview. You will discuss your written exercise with the interviewer, why you decided to answer the way you did and describe the way you approached the task, bringing your analytical skills to the fore. Additionally, you will be asked numerous questions designed to test your commercial awareness. There are a number of qualities and skills that Linklaters expects every employee to have and to this end you will be asked questions involving the following skills:
It is very worthwhile to prepare for this interview by making sure you are up to date with the latest commercial developments, as these are likely to come up during your interview. Try to prepare answers for every possible question that you think may come up. Some examples of previous Linklaters interview questions are as follows:
The hour-long span of the Linklaters interviews tends to suggest that you will be in for a grilling, however, this is not the case. You are encouraged to bring notes to help answer interview questions. Moreover, with the other exercises that you have already done, there is already a pretty clear picture of your abilities. Hence the Linklaters interview is regarded as more of an informal chat for the company to get to know you better.
With a starting salary of close to £40,000 moving up to £64,000 after qualification, the Linklaters training contract is rightly one of the most sought-after positions around, providing 110 training contracts per year. Another highly desirable position is for the Linklaters summer vacation scheme with 90 places available. It is constantly ranked in the top five Law Firm rankings, it is one of the famed Magic Circle, and has over 2,200 lawyers firm-wide.
We have seen that there are many steps that you need to pass through in the Linklaters application proess to receive that desired job offer from Linklaters. Ensuring that you have every step of the journey covered is your personal way of making sure you are doing the best you can.
|Linklaters Hong Kong||Hackwood Secretaries Limited||Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd.||Linklaters CIS|
|Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler||Linklaters LLP—Sucursal em Portugal||Linklaters Advokatbyrå AB||Studio Legale Associato in association with Linklaters LLP|
|Linklaters LLP USA||Linklaters LLP Netherlands||Linklaters LLP Japan||Linklaters LLP France|