Friday, 31 July 2009


Somewhat belatedly, I can now share my lovely Blawggie award with you received from the lovely Minx.

How can I not have been shouting from the rooftops about this days ago, I hear you ask? Well, nowt to do with Minxy herself- she v promptly notified me and all. Last couple of days have been a tad mad though, house move, re-sit and V V V V important interview.

Re-sit went fine, interview was a train wreck. New abode working out very well!

I'm at the stage where I'm getting interviews for most things I apply for, so my CV seems to be alright. Perhaps in part due to the full on last year with the New York Bar and BVC and all. My personality and interview skills is apparently holding me back from getting an actual JOB though!

An interesting, paid, temporary job is not quite the golden snitch, to borrow Minx's analogy, but it would of those other things that they fly around after that gets you points in the game, even though getting the golden snitch wins the game? Can I tell I'm not really a Potter fan?

Speech? You want a speech? Well... I'm very happy with the above award thank you, and thank you to everyone who stops by here and makes the odd comment or two. I hope it's entertained you at some point, or informed you about the New York Bar. I have to admit, informing or entertaining hasn't really been the objective (this 'ain't the BBC, yo*) but it's jolly nice to share a rant every now and then amongst the blawging community and encourage each other and everything else. Thanks to the blawgers, to for hosting this technical stuff, Boy for buying me chocolates and flowers and stuff every now and then, and my family, and God and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. *wipes humble tear from my eye*.

Now, best get back to revising!

*Yes, I might be addicted to 'The Wire'.


Anonymous said...

Im rubbish in interview too mel. Sucks innit? I am SURE you will rock the interview for the thig that is "for you", you just havent had it yet (thats what i tell myself :) )

Good luck with the resits - i'm sure you will ROCK them

Mel said...

Thanks, G! I had thought this might be the one, but oh well- next time!

Lost said...

At my middle temple scholarship interview they asked me why I thought I would make a good barrister.

I said that I believed I was a good advocate that could communicate points clearly and precisely.

After about 4 questions in, I was just mumbling and rambling!!!

I doubt its just you Mel, everyone is infected with dreaded NERVES, we all know how important interviews are, and chambers know that we think they are important..

I swear there are people that run workshops on how to be a good interviewee??

Allaboutlaw said...

Have literally just came across your blog but first, congratulations! You've just ruined what I had planned over the last half hour as I've been struggling not to read your previous posts! How was the New York Bar by the way? We've been hunting people to pass comment on it for a while

Mel said...

Hello, AllAboutLaw. Thanks, I think!

New York Bar was great. Well, I might be confusing the Bar Exam and New York but the former wasn't as bad as it's made out to be (I think) and the latter certainly made up for it.

Not sure how useful it is, but I'd like to have that avenue open in the future if all else fails. I'm happy to answer any other questions if you've got them. I can procrastinate with the best of them too!

Law Minx said...

My Dear Mel,

You are most welcome to the award - I wanted to find away of saying thanks for doing a lovely job of blogging - PARICULARLY when you've had so much on your plate!!!

I am of the opinion that interviews are things that require practice, more than preparation; you have the fab cv and all the requisite experience, employers are plainly VERY interested in you and what you have to say, its just a question of pitching it by tuning into the interviewers vibe - not easy when you've only got 20 minutes to do so!

So glad to hear that the house move ( apparently the SECOND worse thing in life to do EVER after MARRIAGE!!) and the resit went well. Onward and upward to call and the catching of the snitch, is what I say!!