3 Reasons Why You Need a Strong JAC Self-Assessment

I have heard it said several times by applicants applying for a judicial post that the self-assessment doesn’t really matter as you simply have to pass the JAC online qualifying test in order to reach selection day. This view is flawed for the following 3 reasons: Whilst it’s correct that in many selection exercises you…

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How to Select Strong Examples For Your JAC Self-Assessment or Interview

JAC Examples

  Weak Examples Equal Failure When candidates are unsuccessful in a Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) selection exercise, it is not uncommon to read JAC feedback that criticises the examples used in their self-assessment or selection day interview, for not being sufficiently complex or difficult. There are several factors that contribute to this shortcoming which include…

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The Power of the Pause for Judicial and Silk Interviews

Whether you’re a leading junior being interviewed for silk or silk being interviewed for the High Court bench, most interviewees invariably speak faster during an important interview. This is often a consequence of the pressure they experience. This tendency to race ahead has the following negative consequences: Answers are fired off without sufficient thought, almost…

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Why Competency Based Processes Are Not About Blowing Your Own Trumpet

Probably the most frequent concern clients express to us when making a judicial or silk application is that they are not very good at blowing their own trumpet. The assumption that competency based processes require you to blow your own trumpet is a misconceived. You are not meant to say how impressive your cross-examination of…

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