Apply yourself online
More and more legal employers are offering an online option for applications - even the Bar Council has joined in with the launch of an online pupillage application system (Olpas). But how different is it to apply by computer? Kay Pearson finds out
Online applications definedThere are several ways of contacting employers online: by e-mail to request a brochure or form; by downloading an application form as a pdf (portable document format); or even applying completely online. A survey undertaken by The College of Law in 2002 showed that 24% of the top 100 law firms offered the facility to complete an application form online, while a further 7% allowed the download of a pdf file for return by e-mail. And the number of employers with online application systems is growing.
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