Course curriculum

    1. Developing the necessary skills to succeed

    2. Boosting your CV in a virtual context

    3. E-guide to boosting your employability

    4. General tips for writing successful applications

    1. Introduction to motivation questions

    2. How to answer career motivation questions

    3. How to answer firm motivation questions

    4. Career and firm research

    1. Introduction to competency and strengths-based questions

    2. Key competencies and why they are relevant

    3. Deriving skills and strengths from your experiences

    4. Structuring answers to competency questions

    5. Common strengths-based questions

    6. Common character-based questions

    7. Common ethical questions

    8. Prizes, awards and achievements

    1. CVs

    2. Cover letters

    1. Applications Q&A with Jake Schogger

    2. Applications Q&A with Jake Schogger & Hannah Salton

    1. Training Contract Handbook

    2. Application, Interview & Internship Handbook

    3. Business Writing Handbook

    4. LinkedIn networking group

Writing successful applications

  • 24 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content


City Career Series Founder & Ex-Freshfields Lawyer Jake Schogger

Jake Schogger is a qualified lawyer, career coach, entrepreneur, author, copywriter and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of City Career Series, a publishing company that has sold ~50,000 handbooks designed to help students secure City careers, including the critically acclaimed Commercial Law Handbook. He trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and now acts as a legal adviser to start-ups and scale-ups, whilst also working as a career coach and delivering career-related presentations at universities across the UK. In addition, Jake works with tech start-ups and runs a variety of his own businesses, including a creative/commercial consultancy (Fresh Perspective) and a luxury cake business (Whisk & Drizzle). For more information, visit: and or search for “City Career Series” on YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Career Coach & Ex-Magic Circle Recruiter Hannah Salton

Hannah Salton is a qualified executive coach, career consultant and former corporate graduate recruiter. She spent the first eight years of her career recruiting graduate talent for leading international corporations, including telecoms giant BT and elite law firm Allen & Overy. In 2017 she transitioned to a career in coaching and professional development, specialising in helping graduates achieve ambitious career goals. Through her personalised one-to-one and group coaching programmes, she helps people develop the skills, confidence and awareness needed to secure their dream job. For more information, visit and connect with Hannah on LinkedIn:


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Hear what others have to say

LLM student

Feedback on the employability content

"I feel a lot more confident now for the upcoming application cycle, as I will be using all the tips yourself and the speakers kindly gave."

Final year History student

Feedback on the training contract module

"Brilliant, so in-depth and insightful...I feel much more confident about how to approach applications and demonstrate my skills in a way that matches those required."

University employability adviser

Feedback on the employability content

"Very insightful and full of advice!"

Masters student

Feedback on the assessment centre and commercial awareness content

"I've been to over 100 legal events in the last 4 months. This was truly the most comprehensive webinar I've had on the topic."