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Big brother is watching you…

Litigation roles in a thriving market

Commercial litigation has always been a highly sought after practice area when qualifying. It offers the ability for a breadth of work and pick of a huge range of firms, with those from the top tier to large nationals, regional and boutique practices generally having

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Can I delay my start date?

You’ve done it! You have secured a new role that ticks most, if not all, of your boxes. You have received your contract and are happy with the content. You’ve scribbled your name in agreement to the terms. Now what?! Your start date is probably

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Am I being paid enough?

If you’re anything like me then apart from the August bank holiday and the 2-3 days (or should I say hours!) of summer we experience, one of the best days of August is transfer deadline day. Whether it’s the big clubs paying an extortionate amount

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NQ solicitors – where do you see yourself in ten years?

What to expect from an interview process

Interviews. Some people genuinely love them (I imagine that these are the people who enjoyed tests when they were at school). Other people can find them quite daunting – and in some instances it can make the job search suddenly seem frightfully real. The reality

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Why you should always attend your interview

Working mum – Are you one?

I have recently returned to work after 12 months of maternity leave having enjoyed a whole year off so that I could have quality time with my twins. Thinking back, as my return date loomed closer, the more I was filled with that horrible sinking

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Recruitment: It’s just Matching the Right Person with the Right Job, Right?

We welcome applications to work at BCL from those who are not in recruitment. We have many successful consultants here who have come from the Law or backgrounds other than recruitment. As such, if you are reading this as a non recruiter considering working for

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

Why is a photo on your CV seen as creepy? – Should you include a photo on your CV

A recent article from the online news site Quartz picked up on the topic of photos attached to your resumé (CV). With the fabulous headline, ‘your social media profile makes you human. Why is it creepy on resumés?’, the article seeks to highlight some of

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So tell me what you want what you really really want

Wedding dress nightmare story

So what exactly do wedding dresses and legal recruitment have in common? Well if you would be so kind as to read on, then all will be revealed… I am due to get married later this year (whoop whoop!) and whilst it is a wonderful

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It’s a conveyancers world

Let’s fly away lets fly away

August is holiday season and a time for 1000’s of families to go on their annual holiday, airports are full and it seems like the whole world is away which is great for the tan but speaking to clients in any industry can prove a

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

What I will teach my Daughter

It is indisputable that we live in an age where rampant extremist ideologies are given significant air time on social media and have been allowed to achieve greater penetration into society than ever before. For example, at the weekend I read an article where someone

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Difficult Conversations

Can women really have it all?

Apparently six out of ten women feel having children is bad for your career. I was surprised at this as thought the figure would be lower, it is 2017 after all but it got me thinking….Can women really have it all – the family, the

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My BCL Journey

Prior to joining BCL Legal and during my time practising as a solicitor I had very little experience of the recruitment world. My only experience came from the few times I had been approached directly. This included a number of emails, my favourite of which

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