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Difficult Conversations

Lack of communication leads to frustration… at home and at work!

Having been in legal recruitment for more years than I care to remember, I speak to lawyers pretty much all day every day who are frustrated in their current roles but who have never spoken openly about the issues to their manager or team leader.

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Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

As one of the new newest members of the BCL team, there really isn’t a better fitting topic for my first blog than the transition in to recruitment. It’s been just under a month now since I started working for BCL at the Manchester office.

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South East vacancy trends, a summary of a recent Vacancysoft and APSCo report

Why a critical eye is important when applying for jobs

Have you recently sent your CV to an employer (or recruiter), had a discussion about a job or even interviewed for a new opportunity? We’re you given clear feedback on the reason(s) you weren’t progressed or hired? A recent article from Glassdoor News covers the

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The Law and the Economy

Booking a locum for the summer

As the days become longer and the winter more of a distant memory more of us are booking, and looking forward to, our summer holidays. Two weeks out of the office, out of office set and work phone left in the top drawer of the

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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Do you know what you want?

Bon Jovi have been around since 1979. For four decades they have been writing, producing and performing some of the best and most iconic rock music to span multiple generations. They rank amongst the greats; Aerosmith, ACDC, the Rolling Stones, Metallica, The Who, Queen, The

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Brexit - what now, legally and constitutionally?

In the current generational war, does Generation X have the best characteristics of the Baby boomers and the millennials with none of the downsides?

Unless you live under a rock, I am sure you have seen the crass words being exchanged, between the baby boomers and the millennials. Opinions differ about the parameters that define each group, but boomers are generally thought to have been born between 1946 and

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It’s a conveyancers world

It’s who you know not what you know

We have all heard this before it’s who you know not what you know. As a recruiter it’s part of the job, asking a candidate who else you know. It’s something I have always done and will continue to do and if I am honest,

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

The Reputation of a Recruiter

The clear reputation about the recruitment industry has been talked about for years. It is something like ‘Fee hungry recruiters working in a ‘cut throat’ industry, with no sense of team work.’ Here at BCL, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Let’s break this

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Shocking behaviour in the recruitment process, you might be surprised by who!

Is the legal profession lagging behind others when it comes to focusing so heavily on school and university grades?

Two articles caught my attention in the past couple of weeks. The first was on www.thelawyer.com and was titled “My career story: I left school at 16 – now I’m a partner” and tells the story of Donna McCarthy, a partner at Devonshires. From a

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Ireland V England 2017

As an avid England rugby fan I sat down to watch last Saturday’s final match in the six nations with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Excitement that England could win the first back to back grand slam of the six nations era and excitement

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Why using more than one recruitment agency is the worst move you can make

Leeds – The next UK city to win the European Capital of Culture?

On the 23rd February 2017 Leeds officially launched it bid to become the European Capital of Culture 2023. For those who aren’t familiar with the concept of the European competition, it’s an annual competition that is awarded to a new City in Europe each year

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The Perfect Match!

Selling is a two way street!

This week, I have been reminded in a couple of different ways, how important it is for firms to sell themselves to candidates at interview. It seems so obvious but when you are in the throws of interviewing the process can become trying to say

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