Application guides

For your successful job application at Apolat Legal, there will be some points that we believe these serve our assessment process. You will find it is beneficial if you can demonstrate some of these aspects in your resume, cover letter and through interview process.

Recruitment process

First of all, you should be noted that the recruitment process at Apolat Legal will be implemented through mainly four phases, namely:

Step 1
Online application
Step 2
Assessment tests
Step 3
The on-screen or the first interview
Step 4
The second interview

At each phase, we will expect candidates to show us some academic or professional aspects. Hereunder are some suggestions:

Carefully research on Apolat Legal

Please research on basic and public information about us, what we do and expect to do before considering your approach. We will detect  your level of interest based on the content of letters. This is why it is to your advantage to visit our website (www.apolatlegal.com), social networks, read recruitment information, job description, promotional material, and speak with our alumnus.

Resume Tips

  • Keep your resume to two pages in length.
  • Include your name, where and how you can be contacted, education, awards, employment experience, and extra-curricular activities-usually in that order.
  • Use a professional e-mail address instead of one that includes a nickname or that might be construed less professionally.
  • Should include academic prizes, scholarships, papers or special research projects.
  • Use headings, a simple font style, and white space to help your resume look clean and organized.
  • Refrain from gimmicks and including personal information such as height/weight, marital status, dependents, photos, or health.
  • Triple-check your resume for facts, dates, typographical and grammatical errors. Do not rely on spell-check.

Cover Letter Tips

  • Demonstrate your ability to think and write clearly.
  • Should be short, concise, fit on one page, and ideally, be similar in appearance to your resume in terms of font style and size, margins, etc.
  • If there’s a particular area of law practiced at the practice that’s of particular interest to you, let us know.
  • Include the addressee, and spell both their name and the practice name correctly.
  • Triple check your cover letter for typographical and grammatical errors. Do not rely on spell-check.
  • Have someone proofread all your application material.

Tips for Assessment tests

Our writing test materials are designed based on real matters and we expect that candidates try to provide with the practical and efficient comprehensive solutions rather than only show us the law texts. It is our strong perspective that a good lawyer/legal practitioner is a person who can give a direct, thorough and practical solution for the legal problem of our clients.

In light of the above, candidates should incorporate both the black letter law and your practical experiences in your written answers. Any professional opinion targeting “gray area” of law is always be appreciated. 

Regarding the format of the answers, the structure of IRAC (issues, regulations/rules, analysis/application, conclusion) is recommended where appropriate.

Tips for the Interview day

The day of the interview can be stressful, but many people also find it exciting and enjoyable. Here are a few last-minute tips:

  • Be nice to everyone.
  • Be prepared, but do not over rehearse.
  • Be flexible and expect the unexpected.
  • Dress in appropriate business attire and glance in a mirror before each interview to make sure everything is in place.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early so that you have time to compose yourself before the interview.
  • Give direct, thorough answers.
  • Try to relax and engage in conversation with your interviewers. Remember that you are also assessing each employer to gauge where will be the best fit for you.
  • Anticipate what might concern the interviewer. Have an explanation ready that is not an excuse or rationalization.
  • You are not expected to resolve difficult ethical, moral, or political issues, but you should be able to demonstrate familiarity with current issues in legal practice.
  • At the end, be prepared for “Anything else you want me to know?” and “Do you have any questions for me?” Do not ask questions that would have obvious answers from the website.