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Should I move to London?

Yes. No. Maybe? It depends on the situation, surely?! I grew up in Derbyshire, it was wonderfully quaint and leafy but not somewhere I wanted to stay beyond 18 if I could avoid it. It was too quiet, I wanted some excitement! I went to

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BCL Legal held it’s first national careers roadshow in Sheffield

Why honesty is always the best policy

According to Collins Dictionary, “if you have integrity, you are honest and firm in your moral principles”. It’s a quality which frequently tops the charts as one of the top attributes of a great leader, a great business and a great employee. It’s one of

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Why are my employees leaving?

It’s a fact – people don’t leave bad businesses, they leave bad managers. Probably the worst place a good employee can be, is stuck in a company with a micro-manager that doesn’t know what they are doing and blocking their opportunities for growth and advancement.

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

Can you compare The Football Transfer Market to the NQ Market?

As September is nearly over, it marks the end of the football transfer market which as usual gets more bizarre each year. However, September also marks the beginning of the end for the NQ season with most newly qualified solicitors starting in September. My colleague

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Real Estate Solicitor Jobs in Birmingham!

Real estate solicitors… don’t assume you won’t be of interest to the leading national/international firms because you’re training or experience is from a smaller firm, we can help! As a legal recruitment consultant at BCL Legal, I work in a very specific market; my primary

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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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