About Eversheds Sutherland
Eversheds Sutherland believes in helping their clients, people and communities thrive through quality, innovative and consistent legal service. With more than 74 offices in 35 countries, there are a range of careers and opportunities to pursue at this international law firm.
Being one of the top global law practices Eversheds Sutherland provides a range of legal services from dispute resolution and litigation to intellectual property and real estate and construction.
Their core five values are:
These values are important to remember if you are considering pursuing a career at Eversheds Sutherland.
Eversheds Application Process
Your qualifications, skills and experience are important but it's your strengths that will make you stand out for this hiring process. Everything you will do during the Eversheds application process has been designed around testing your strengths - aspects of work that really engages with you and inspires your passions and creativity.
Try to reflect on this at every stage as this law firm really cares about what energises and motivates you.
To start your hiring journey, you will need to complete an application form.
Information will include your work experience, qualifications and any languages you speak - so make sure all your information is up to date.
You can also expect some strength-based questions and assessments which explore the times where you have faced challenges and your response to adversity, as well as what energises you about them.
If you are successful and meet the criteria Eversheds is looking for, you will be invited to participate in a video interview.
The strengths-based assessment is an opportunity to convince Eversheds this is the firm for you and that you are a good company fit.
Candidates who do well have done their homework and know a bit about the law firm and their clients. You should also know what you could contribute and what you think you'll enjoy about the role.
You might find these types of questions throughout the application such as the video interview and application form.
An example of potential test question structure might look like this:
- Tell us a situation when…?
- What did you do and how did you behave?
- What was the impact of the actions you took?
- What energised you in that scenario?
Other questions will focus on reflection and feelings on different situations. For example:
- What have you found motivating in the past?
- What have you learned about yourself from different experiences?
- What do you find interesting or motivating?
- What aspects of the job will you really engage with?
- What can you do or contribute?
- What aspects will you really love doing?
It can often be useful if you practice situational judgement tests beforehand to prepare for the questions and sharpen your skills.
The next part of the application process is a video interview with strengths-based questions that lasts approximately 10 minutes. During the video interview, you pre-record your answers in response to the questions presented - you can always pause or re-record your answers.
Use the strength-based assessment questions as a guide to what to expect from the questions you'll be asked.
The final part of the recruitment process is the selection day. On the day you will participate in a strength-based interview and 2 exercises - a role-play and a written task.
Here are some of the qualities Eversheds Sutherland is looking for in its candidates during the selection day:
- Outstanding problem-solving skills
- Proactive mindset
- Commitment to excellence
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Attention to detail
The role-play is usually a group exercise - the hiring manager will watch how well you can build relationships with new people and what value you can add to a team.
Your team will be presented with a number of issues that you will need to produce solutions for.
It's important to ensure you find a good balance between talking and listening without dominating the conversation. You must show the assessor you can perform well and be a team player.
For this exercise, you'll be given written material to read such as a letter or email and expected to write a formal response. This will test your written skills so be sure to check your grammar, spelling, and vocabulary before you submit it. Attention to detail and communication is a core skill they are looking for.
This is sometimes known as an in-tray or e-tray exercise. In addition to your written skills, it will ultimately be trying to test how well you will handle certain tasks and scenarios related to your specific role.