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By BAC Apprentices Writer: Liew Hong Wei Editors: Jennifer Chan & Chan Sook Zhui   So, you’ve graduated from law school, passed your CLP, did pupillage, and set to become a lawyer! Wait, I hear you wondering, how do you actually become a lawyer? Not just a lawyer, but a good one. I mean, you watched nine seasons of Suits, advised your uncle on Contract Law and probably have a bust of Lord Denning....
This is an age-old question. One that many young women ponder upon when deciding to pursue law, and more specifically, litigation (the process of taking legal action). As a woman studying for a law degree or intending to, have you ever been on the receiving end of these statements and questions?  “Litigation is more a man’s job - too many hours go into it”, “How will you have kids and a family when you’re...
Derek Chauvin’s high profile trial came to a close when the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three counts. The former Minneapolis cop ignited a worldwide outcry over his kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes, resulting in his death. This gruesome scene brought into question the racial injustices prevalent amongst America’s enforcement officers. For those of you who want a nuanced understanding of...
If you have recently graduated and intend to gain some work experience to enhance your skills and employability in the long-run, read on for some basic ways to gain essential work experience valued by employers in any industry. 1.   Get a part-time job The value of a part-time or temporary job can lead you to great things. Besides filling in the gaps in your resume, it can be the foundation to improve your skills and...
It’s hard not to feel frustrated when you have been searching for a job over a long period of time. The key thing to remember is that staying positive is vital to your job hunt success. Fear not, here are some tips that could help you remain positive during your job search! Self-care is a priority Remember the safety announcement on airplanes? The one about putting on your oxygen mask before assisting others? Apply that to...
Are you a graduate eagerly looking forward to start your first job? If yes, then read on and discover five basic things you need to know before choosing your first job. 1. Benefits Although your base salary makes up a major portion of your compensation, you need to clarify with the hiring manager about other benefits such as medical and insurance coverage, dental and optical allowance, bonuses, commission, etc before signing on the...