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The next step ? stick, twist or no choice?

  • Sam Vincent

The rat race is over, you?ve finished your education, you?ve got your training, you?re coming up to completing it?the hallowed turf is within touching distance?..but is it? You are faced with another big decision ? have you secured a NQ role, in a discipline you want, with your training firm? Are there no roles in the area you want but you want to stay out of loyalty? Is it time to move on? Do you...

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Should I use a recruitment agency?

  • Catherine Henry

Searching for a new role can be a minefield. How can you find the time to look for a new job when you have billing targets to achieve? Where do you even start? There?s a way in which you can integrate your job search into your daily life and cause minimum disruption- enlist the help of an expert. If you?re thinking of using a legal recruiter with your job search, here?s some advice on ensuring you...

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NQ Solicitor Interviews

  • Luqmaan Ayaz

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail! We?ve all heard this clich? time and time again; however it?s never truer than at 1st interview stage. In this line of work, it is clear to see the difference between a candidate who has prepared and one who hasn?t. The majority of candidates will prepare to some degree but are often let down by failing to address the basics! The likelihood is the last...

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When you are recruiting, it is best to remember that "life is a two way street"

  • Tom Fleet

If you might find yourself with the responsibility of hiring a new employee to your business, then I encourage you to keep reading. Imagine this. You are a successful lawyer in a business, and you need to hire someone in to your team. You've a role to fill, with a remit to handle complex, high value, varied and technically interesting legal work, and you know you have to find a great person to do...

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What?s the difference between high street and volume conveyancing firms?

  • Katherine Scarff

In my role at BCL Legal I speak to lots of candidates spending time with them helping them find and secure the job that they desire. Spending quality time with candidates both face to face and over the phone really allows me to understand what is important to them, is it salary progression, location or the reputation of the firm? Once I have this information I run through lots of firms with them that...

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Why am I unhappy in my job?

  • Emma Delli-Bovi

The BBC recently reported on the findings of The World Happiness Report and that Norway is now the happiest place on earth, knocking neighbouring Denmark from the top spot. 1000 people from over 150 counties are asked a range of questions each year including the following simple subjective question; "Imagine a ladder with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top of the ladder...

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Paralegal Recruitment

  • Matthew Porter

BCL Legal is a niche legal recruitment business with offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester. We supply paralegals and lawyers to law firms and in-house legal teams on both a permanent and temporary basis. Over the last six months we have seen an increase in the number of paralegal instructions in London. The demand for high calibre, experienced paralegals has never been greater. We have...

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Interview tips for solicitors

  • Angharad Warren

As a legal recruiter, I talk candidates through their interview preparation every day. I often find myself saying 'it goes without saying...' in the hope of not appearing patronising when giving advice but it is surprising how many people lack basic interview skills so here are a few obvious pointers that sometimes get overlooked... - Be interested... in the firm, in their work, in their clients, in...

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The impact of Article 50 in property

  • Azara Roger

March 2017 was another monumental month in British history as Theresa May triggered Article 50. Since our controversial vote to leave the EU, there has been a lot of speculation regarding what an EU departure would look like for the UK housing market. I have to say, it has been quite an interesting time in recruitment. Immediately following the vote last June, the vast majority of the property sector...

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What is an Exit Interview?

  • Ria Karnik

So you?ve worked on your CV, spoken to BCL, we?ve secured you some interviews and you have landed your dream job! What?s next? Well, of course, we will talk you through handing your notice in but once that?s done there?s still one more step that people seem to forget all about. The Exit Interview... You?re ready to leave the office but before you do, it?s time for you to meet with either your Head of...