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Category Archives: CV

The next step – stick, twist or no choice?

The rat race is over, you’ve finished your education, you’ve got your training, you’re coming up to completing it…the hallowed turf is within touching distance…..but is it? You are faced with another big decision – have you secured a NQ role, in a discipline you

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Solicitors Journal

Should I use a recruitment agency?

Searching for a new role can be a minefield. How can you find the time to look for a new job when you have billing targets to achieve? Where do you even start? There’s a way in which you can integrate your job search into

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

Will my LinkedIn photo have an impact on my chances of getting a job?

This may (in parts) come across as a melodramatic rant. I assure you it’s not, it has been thoroughly thought out. In October 2014 I wrote a blog about taking care of what you post online and how this may reflect on you professionally. For

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

Signs of a strong Yorkshire NQ market in 2017

Well, the UK government may have just triggered Article 50 but there are already signs of a strong NQ market in Yorkshire this year. Last summer I spoke to so many trainees who were infuriated and anxious about the impact of the Brexit vote on

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Thinking of using a recruiter?

Recruitment agencies can be a really useful addition when you start to contemplate your job search as they often have an in-depth sector knowledge as well as useful contacts within specific organisations. However a recruiter can only be as good as the tools you give

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

NQ’s CVs making the best of yours

BCL Legal is already registering and starting to arrange interviews for September qualifiers and so this years’ NQ season looks like it will be as competitive as ever. We are approaching the time when  internal processes begin and roles are released externally, now is the

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Worst interview ever?

Social Media – don’t get stung!

Social media can be a blessing – it’s a great way to keep in touch or re-establish contact with old friends and contacts around the world. From a professional perspective, it can assist with business development and promoting your own brand. If not managed properly

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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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It’s a conveyancers world

Near Year new you?

With the festive period well and truly over and lots of people finishing their dry January hoping to improve their health and fitness it seems that this isn’t the only thing that people want to change. Why do we feel that in the New Year

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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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Brexit - what now, legally and constitutionally?

How to retain and attract the best young employees

Millennials are the generation of young people who are often talked about, but often misunderstood, usually labelled as lazy, entitled and overly opinionated. However, very soon they will become the biggest % of the workforce, so if your opinion is similar to the above, you

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