“Everything you want in life is a relationship away.”Idowu Koyenikan.
Everyone knows that applying for first year opportunities, vacation schemes or training contracts can be a competitive process. As a result, taking opportunities to speak to and connect with the firms you’re interested in or applying to is of paramount importance. Typically, this has involved visiting law fairs, conferences or other networking events.
A new approach to connect with firms allows you to network from your bedroom! Vantage, a free online platform launched last year, has been designed to help you do exactly that. This post details what it is and how you can get started.
How it works
As detailed on their website:
“Vantage matches candidates to fantastic opportunities at law firms in a much smarter way than ever before. Using contextual recruitment, Vantage showcases people from every demographic, searches for top performers from every institution and puts your grades into context.”
By completing an online profile, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, firms can search for you based on a number of factors including your subject of study, year of graduation or area of interest. This means that, when a firm contacts you through Vantage, you know that they are genuinely interested in engaging with you specifically. This is hugely different to other options such as law fairs, that can often lack that ‘personal’ element.
Who you connect with
Vantage boasts an impressive cohort of recruiters. You’re able to connect with an impressive array of leading firms, including:
- Baker McKenzie
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
- Clifford Chance
- Clyde & Co, Dechert
- Eversheds Sutherland
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- Hogan Lovells
- Pinsent Masons
- Slaughter and May
- Travers Smith
- …and more!
So if you want to hear about vacation schemes, training contracts, insight days, work experience and much more, check out Vantage at the link below. You can also follow Vantage on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn at the handle @vantage_app to keep up to date with news from Vantage and the firms they partner with.
Many thanks to Vantage for collaborating with me and sponsoring the production of this post.