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Duncan Cotterill

4.0
  • 100 - 500 employees

Application Process & Interviews at Duncan Cotterill

7.2
7.2 rating for Recruitment, based on 10 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
The interview process is very thorough, with multiple exercises to determine if you are a good fit.
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
Two interviews + one writing quiz
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
Easy going.
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
I had to provide a CV, cover letter and short video, then I had an interview with two partners and a speed dating session with various employees at the firm
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
I had to complete a video interview and come in for an assessment day which involved a written test and three one on one interviews with three partners.
Midlevel, Duncan Cotterill
This has changed a lot since I joined the company however it was an online application with a face to face interview and networking event.
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
The hiring process at the graduate level does not provide realistic expectations to new lawyers and asks questions which new lawyers have no view or experience on
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Why this firm? What are you interested in? What are your hobbies?
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
Lots! One that I perhaps found the hardest to answer was, "What are some of your reflections on your time at university?".
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
About my previous role and my areas of experiences
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
General questions about experiences, study and outside interests.
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
What I'm interested in, why I liked law and why I wanted to work for the firm
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
I was asked a lot about my extra-curricular on my CV as well as how I managed to volunteer, studying and working at my part time jobs.
Midlevel, Duncan Cotterill
Why did I study law, Why do I want to be a lawyer
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Be yourself don't try and be someone who you think the firm is looking for.
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
I think Duncan Cotterill values individuals who are well-rounded and have a life outside of work, so make sure that you have different extra-curricular/interests you can talk about on your CV. I would also research what differentiates Duncan Cotterill from other law firms.
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
Be prepared, but there is only so much preparation that you can do. It is good to know the company's values, know about their offices and staff, and in particular who will be interviewing you. But when it comes down to it you just need to be yourself, be honest, and don't rush to answer questions.
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
Read about the firm, the partners and their expertise. Don't over-sell yourself. Provide clear answers and ask questions that you genuinely want to know about.
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
Learn about the firm and why you want to work here, and think big picture about your interests and goals
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill
It is good to show an interest in what DC has to offer that sets it apart from other firms. Having a look at our website and key clients, partners practice areas and publications can show you are interested in the firm.
Midlevel, Duncan Cotterill
Be honest, don't pretend you know what you want in a firm, be open and honest and eager to learn
Graduate, Duncan Cotterill