Your Questions, Answered:
Clearing the Path to Your Career at Wolf Theiss
Applying for a job can be a daunting task, so we have made the process as transparent and straightforward as possible. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with all the information you need about our company, the recruitment process, and what it’s like to work with us.
Applying to Wolf Theiss
We believe in fostering a team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to making a significant impact in their respective fields. Whether you’re pursuing a legal or non-legal career, we value your enthusiasm and commitment. To streamline the application process and provide you with essential information, we have compiled answers to frequently asked questions below:
How can I apply?
Our available positions are always current, are treated confidentially and include a contact person should you have any further questions.
If you are applying in Vienna, you can upload your documents via our applicant management tool, which is accessed directly in the advertisement via the “Apply Online” button. For all other locations, it is best to send your application to the e-mail address stated in the advertisement.
Once the application has been successfully uploaded, you will receive a confirmation email, which is sent via automated response or the respective recruiter. Whilst we try to confirm receipt of your application as promptly as possible, we ask for your understanding that in some cases a response may not be immediate.
What documents must be attached to my application?
When applying, you should always make sure that you send an up-to-date CV (ideally with the date on which it was completed), a letter of motivation and your university certificates.
Please structure your CV to show your last position, most recent education and occupation first. State the start and end date of your previous positions (MM/YYYY – MM/YYYY) and the correct contact details (address, telephone number and email address).
Errors in the CV (including the incorrect date and incorrect address) should be avoided, as this is the business card that recruiters see first and may lead to an unfavourable outcome in your application.
I got invited to an interview. What should I expect?
The initial interview is for us to find out about you as a person and for you to get a better picture of our firm, the team and our corporate culture.
Our meetings can be held either virtually or physically in our office.
For virtual interviews, we recommend that you check your electronic tools in advance to make sure that the interview can progress as smoothly as possible.
For face-to-face interviews, we recommend arriving 5-10 minutes before the start time (not too early), but never late. If you anticipate being delayed, please inform us.
Please dress appropriately for the interview, business casual is always a good guideline.
Everyone is nervous during their first interview, but you should consider this as much an interview for us as it is for you. You should take this opportunity to prepare questions for us, in order to evaluate whether our firm has the right team and company culture for you. Our questions are aimed at getting to know you as a person.
Our goal is that we end the interview with all of your questions answered and for both sides to have a better impression of who you/we are and whether you would make a good addition to our team. In some cases, depending on the size of the team, there may be more than one interview and/or a request for a work sample.
If a work sample is required it will be for the purpose of assessing your level of knowledge and to let you know what to expect.
How is the decision made?
Once a decision has been made, we will inform you via telephone.
In case of a positive outcome, we will explain all the key points of the cooperation and submit a written offer.
At this point please feel free to ask any additional questions that you may have.
If you are unsuccessful in this instance do not be discouraged. We would suggest that you continue to peruse our job offers and apply at another time. It is important for us to find the right person for the job on offer and just because it did not work out this time, it does not mean that it will not work out in the future.
We would encourage you to keep in contact with us, as there may be new opportunities in the future.
Alternatively, you are also welcome to send us an unsolicited application email to the respective contact person.
Working at Wolf Theiss
At Wolf Theiss we offer a rewarding work environment that fosters growth and embraces diversity. As a top-tier, reputable law firm, we prioritise ESG principles and strive to make a positive impact in the legal industry. Learn more about our firm and what sets us apart in our FAQs section:
Why should you work with us?
What are you doing in the areas of ESG and diversity?
We are fully aware of our responsibility and are making a conscious effort to fulfil our objectives. Read more here.
Where can I get to know you?
Can I bring my dog to the office?
We are a dog friendly office! Once approval from your team and team leader has been obtained, you are welcome to bring your dog to work with you.
Is there internal training and development?
At Wolf Theiss, we take education and training very seriously. That’s why we have developed an extensive program called WT School to provide our employees with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their roles. We believe that investing in the education of our teams is essential to delivering the highest quality service to our customers. WT School offers specialised training and further education to enable you to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices. It is available at all of our 13 offices.
You must be working 24/7!
We do work a lot, there’s no denying that, but we love what we do! Our reward is the satisfaction of our clients. Once you have found the right area of law or the right team, (almost) anything is possible. When the job is done, you can enjoy the end of the day. With flexible working models (where possible) and two home office days per week we support you in maintaining a work/life balance.
If you’re a law student (or recent graduate) looking for a challenging and exciting internship, you’ve come to the right place. We offer a hands-on experience where you’ll work on real cases and have the opportunity to interact with clients. Here are some frequently asked questions about our Legal Internship program:
What career opportunities are there for students?
Read about our Legal Internships here.
I have already completed my studies. Does an internship still make sense?
Yes! An internship with Wolf Theiss doesn’t just mean making coffee and photocopying. You will be working on real cases and have direct contact with clients enabling you to see how your theoretical knowledge applies in practice. Many of our Associates began as Legal Interns – which gives you an added advantage to other applicants when Associate positions become available.
What do you look for when selecting Legal Interns?
We are looking for exceptional candidates that combine good grades with excellent legal and social skills, work experience and extracurricular activities as well as a solid command of the English language. In addition, you should have already completed exams in Civil and Corporate Law.
Are your internships in one area of law or is there a rotation program?
We believe that our month-long internships are adequate to gain a comprehensive insight into one area of law and the team that works in that area. It is therefore important that you have a strong interest in the field of which you are interning, but not necessarily prior experience.
When do you offer your internships?
What is the application process?
The application deadlines for the Viennese office can be found here. Once your application has been uploaded online and you have been shortlisted, we will invite you to our assessment centre for our Career Day. This is not a typical ‘job interview’, as we prefer to give you the opportunity to present your legal and people skills to the fullest. Our Career Days enable us to get to know you, while you can get to know us as a future employer. Would you like to do your internship at another location, please reach out to the respective Office Operations Manager.
When can I apply?
In Vienna, our application process begins in early September and runs until mid-November for the February internships and from mid-November to mid-February for the summer internships. Please check the website regularly and then apply directly online. The internships at our other locations are also advertised online – you will receive more detailed information from the respective Office Operations Managers.
If you have any questions about your future career at Wolf Theiss, please get in touch with the contact person responsible for the respective location.
Legal Recruiting Manager, Austria
When applying, emphasize your experience aligned with our values and mission. Highlight specific skills and contributions. Show enthusiasm, ask questions, and embrace new challenges.
Office Operations & Recruiting Manager, Austria
Strong understanding, passion for work, prior experience, growth mindset, authenticity – qualities we seek in non-legal candidates.