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Lawyering Toolkit: Employability Skills Pack

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Employability Skills Pack


Employability Skills Pack

blue box   Helping you to land that dream job


What Legal Firm Employers want

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Graduate and intern recruitment team


What Government Libraries want

  • Legal researchers

Workplace Ethics

  • Ethics of the organisation
  • ​Ethics of the organisation and Ethics in the societal way

  • Empathy

Legal Technology


Career Path Information

Be Interview-Wise

Be Interview-Wise is a practical, engaging book on the preparation, tactics, and skills required to master the job interview.

Books on working practice


Commercial Awareness

Commercial awareness is a vital attribute for lawyers that goes beyond legal expertise. It involves an understanding of the business world, industry trends, and economic factors that influence your clients’ decisions and legal matters. Being commercially aware empowers you to align legal solutions with your clients' commercial objectives. By keeping up-to-date with the economic and political landscape, competitors and emerging legislation & regulations lawyers can anticipate challenges and offer innovative solutions when guiding clients through complex transactions and disputes. 

How to stay commercially aware?

Use the free and subscription legal, news and business information resources available to you to create daily email alerts for updates on business news, court cases, new legislation & regulations, and current affairs.

Employer Quick Tip

Preparation is key when job hunting: ensure your CV/LinkedIn profile is up-to-date; when called for interview research the organisation; practice your answers & prepare questions for the interviewers.  

Legal Triage -What are you stuck on?

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Learning Check


Let us know if there was something else you needed in the employability skills pack

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This guide has been created by Susan Boyle, Virginia Conrick, Ann O'Sullivan and Pattie Punch as a collaborative initiative through the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Irish Group.