Course curriculum

    1. What do assessment centres typically involve?

    2. Preparing for assessment centres

    1. Ice breakers

    2. Motivation and competency questions

    3. Motivation and competency questions: advice from successful candidates

    4. Group exercises

    5. Negotiation exercises

    6. Group and negotiation exercises: advice from successful candidates

    7. Presentations and case study interviews

    8. Case studies: advice from successful candidates

    9. Current affairs: advice from successful candidates

    1. Introduction to email simulation exercises

    2. Written and in-tray exercises: advice from successful candidates

    3. Accessing practice tests

    1. Composure and body language

    2. Managing nerves

    3. Responding to unexpected questions

    4. Asking questions

    1. Introduction to virtual interviews

    2. Effective preparation

    1. Assessment Centre Q&A

Preparing for interviews and assessment centres

  • 24 lessons
  • 1 hour 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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