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Category Archives: Change

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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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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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

What a fantastic evening was had by all at BCL Legal Birmingham’s annual NQ Careers Talk held at The Botanist on Thursday evening. Without an empty seat in the room, despite 80 mph gales and the onslaught of storm Doris, the seminar was a huge

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Are you making the most of your career in law?

Don’t let your job search get you down

Looking for a new job can be an exciting time. It can be a sad time. A desperate time. You can be looking to see what your options are for a future move. You can be looking because you have no other option, you’ve been

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The Perfect Match!

The Perfect Match!

It seems to me that we all strive to find the perfect match, whether it be the perfect house, the perfect partner, the perfect body or the perfect job! Personally, we are in the process of upgrading our home and planning a wedding and I

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The Law and the Economy

Becoming a dad – how work can help

In December my wife and I became parents for the first time and we are now the proud mum and dad of a beautiful baby girl called Lily. We’d been to all of the NCT classes and read lots of books but nothing quite prepares

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Big brother is watching you…

A busy January sets the bar high for 2017

As January comes to a close we can now analyse the start of the year in more depth. January is traditionally a busy month in recruitment. For many, a new year is time for reflection, to consider what is or isn’t working and to start

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The wonderful West Midlands

Birmingham Trainee Solicitors – calling all 2017 qualifiers

Hello 2017! Now that January is nearly over, it is time for a moment of reflection here at BCL in Birmingham. What a month it has been! For a few of us (mainly those partaking in dry January or some crazy new fitness regime) it

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

The importance of objectivity in your job search

Those of us that occasionally browse social media cannot fail to have seen the photograph of Donald Trump, with a caption along the lines of “you’ll never see 8 women telling men what they can do with their bodies”. Nor can we have missed the

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A bike commuter’s thoughts on the next generation of lawyers

Communication is key…

It’s an obvious fact that people come in all shapes, sizes and types, and that goes also for lawyers and recruitment consultants. Wouldn’t it be a dull, dull world if we were all the same?! And so it goes that lawyers view the recruitment consultants

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Difficult Conversations

Beat the January blues by kick-starting your career

Most of us start the New Year with the best of intentions having made various resolutions to be healthier, to exercise more, coupled with the inevitable post-Xmas detox and ensuing alcohol ban for dry January (which seemed like a good idea at the time!) So

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Solicitors Journal

Thinking of an alternative career whilst still utilising your legal skills?

Have you recently qualified and are now thinking that becoming a solicitor isn’t exactly what you dreamt it would be? Recruitment just may be the answer. At BCL Legal some of our consultants trained at Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, Hempsons, Hill Dickinson, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

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