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Category Archives: Career talks/seminars

Attracting and retaining talent in a competitive market

Hiring the best people is not an easy task in any industry, legal included, yet it is vitally important to the success of any team. In a confident legal market with work available, finding a talented, successful and driven lawyer who can work well in

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Welcome Drinks with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Junior Lawyers Division

Despite the fact we are expecting the return of Summer for a few days this month with some lovely hot weather, September is now well and truly upon us and most people have that ‘back to school’ feeling after the Summer holidays, whether you have

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UK vs. Middle East: Working Relationships

As you may have read in my previous blog, I have recently moved back to the UK following 2 ½ years of recruiting in the Middle East. It will not be a massive shock but the Midlands and the Middle Eastern markets could not be

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What do you do at the weekend?

Do you remember when you were back in school and there was that one lesson, usually around the time you were applying for work experience, when the teacher sat the whole class down and talked you through writing a CV? Back then when you’re 15

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Careers Fair

My colleague and I attended a Leavers Fair based at the University of Law in Moorgate. This was a fantastic opportunity for us who specialise in recruiting into the London Private Practice market to meet with recent LPC graduates who were ready to kick start

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Career Plans

I have spent weeks planning a long weekend away in the Cotswolds for my dad’s 60th Birthday, which we went away for recently. Thankfully it turned out to be a very relaxing weekend and my dad enjoyed his 60th birthday away from the usual hustle

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BCL Graduates

On 13th April BCL Graduates attended the Careers in Law day at the Manchester Law School. The fair was an opportunity for students, who have just completed their LL.B, LPC or BPTC, to meet organisations who can provide law graduates with opportunities after their studies. The fair

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Out of your comfort zone?

We recently sponsored a FELT event involving whisky tasting; now I’m not really a fan of whiskey but I wanted to go along and see if it was for me. I am proud to say I tried 6 different types of whiskey (including one that

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

On Tuesday 23rd of February we held the first leg of our national careers roadshow in Sheffield- and what a success it was. Managing Associate Rozie Hunter  has over 5 years’ experience in working for law firms and lawyers in Sheffield and Newcastle. On the

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BCL Graduates Talks to Students at Leeds Beckett University Law School, Thursday 11 February 2016

BCL Legal Co-Founder Vicky Clark, started her UK 2016 tour today by speaking at Leeds Beckett University. She was invited to speak to the law school students about how to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs including paralegal opportunities, vacation placements and training

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Team management – Lessons all managers learn from the demise of Stuart Lancaster.

Even the most ardent of non-rugby fans cannot help to have noticed the media fall out from the England Rugby Team’s exit from the recent world cup. The first home nation, not to qualify from the group stages, particularly surprising given some genuine optimism going

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Interview Tips – Not so tricky questions…

I have attended various graduate events recently and whilst speaking with candidates about how to secure their perfect role the most common questions I have been asked are around how to handle specific ‘tricky’ interview questions. This got me thinking about all the times I

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