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How To Draft Your Legal CV

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How To Draft Your Legal CV

In an increasingly competitive market for graduates, standing out from the crowd is essential. This starts with your CV.

A strong CV and covering letter is your first chance to impress a potential employer. It will help showcase the skills, expertise and attitude you would bring to the role and the organisation. It is your chance to sell yourself, your knowledge, your experience and your personality.

Its purpose is NOT to get you the job but to start a conversation with the employer and ultimately get you an interview.

So where do you start?


In this online course we help you to:
  • Understand the value of a CV and covering letter as effective tools in your career journey.
  • Understand the different types of legal interviews you may encounter.
  • Investigate the components that make up a well-structured CV.
  • Create an attractive and succinct legal CV.
  • Avoid common CV mistakes.

Is this course for you?

“How to Draft your Legal CV” is part of the Africa Legal Learn career advice series. The series aims to equip students, graduates and junior members of our community with the skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s legal market. We hope you enjoy the course. Don’t forget to share your successes with the African legal community.

Once you have secured your interview please take the next course in our career advice series – Preparing For Your First Legal Interview

Your Course Contributors

This course has been developed by the Africa Legal Learn team with the support of leading law firms’ recruitment specialists and leaders.

Templars

Templars is a full service law firm with the know-how to handle the legal needs of clients in Nigeria’s peculiar business environment. With offices in the cosmopolitan cities of Lagos and Abuja, Templars is strategically placed to offer top quality legal services to our clients in the major economic hubs of the country.


Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP

Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP (A&K) is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa, with over 100 lawyers, and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. A&K is the founding member of ALN, an alliance of leading corporate law firms in fifteen key African jurisdictions and the UAE.


Webber Wentzel

With over 150 years of experience and industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is the leading full-service law firm on the African continent. We combine the collective knowledge and experience of our firm to provide clients with seamless, tailored and commercially-minded business solutions within record times.

With over 150 years of experience and industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is the leading full-service law firm on the African continent. We combine the collective knowledge and experience of our firm to provide clients with seamless, tailored and commercially-minded business solutions within record times.

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Who should take this course? 

This course is aimed at law students, graduates and junior lawyers in Africa.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The course should take you about one hour, not including optional activities, discussions and extra reading materials. Once you are enrolled in the course, you can work through the content at your own pace. Feel free to access any part of the content at any time.

How do I access the course?

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