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Category Archives: CV

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

Recruiting right now? How your internal recruitment team can make or break the process for you

The premise of my blog may seem rather odd, as you would expect a company’s internal recruitment function to have its best interests at heart, however in a significant number of cases this is simply not the case. A good internal recruitment function can be

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A marathon or a sprint?

No feedback on a job application?

Let’s face it. The process of securing a new job can be pretty stressful. In fact it is often listed in the top 10 most stressful events you will experience during your life. So the last thing you need when you do embark on the

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Shocking behaviour in the recruitment process, you might be surprised by who!

Be warned: this is what your overly wordy CV tells me about you

I have just opened up a CV of a senior lawyer and immediately my heart has plummeted. All I can see are words – 1600 of them in 10 fulsome paragraphs with the odd spattering of bullet points. I have read in the past that

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Preparation is the Key

2017 is proving to be an interesting year in the insurance market with some of the big nationals looking to bolster their Manchester teams, largely we are seeing massive recruitment in RTA and Fraud. There have been lots of changes in the legal market place

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The benefits of team work

Why should I use a recruitment consultant?

It’s a question I am often asked what is the benefit of using a recruiter? Working in this industry for over four years this question has often been asked and let me tell you there are lots which perhaps you have never though of. In

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Being the new guy

How to appear confident but not arrogant or cocky in an interview

Confidence is all fine and dandy when approaching an interview but your confidence can boil over and become something twisted and unrecognisable (even by yourself). It is imperative to remain humble and not overpower an interviewer with your pre-conceived sense of worth. In the words

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Don’t believe everything you hear

Should I ever lie on my CV?

For those of you who have ever watched a series of the Apprentice, you may recall one of the most infamous contestant’s Lee McQueen, who subsequently went on to win the final despite being caught out in the penultimate “interview” episode for lying on his

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The Perfect Match!

Bank Holidays

Long weekends are always great because we all get to do those jobs we put to one side because we are just too busy in the week and exhausted at the weekend. Things like, cleaning out the kitchen cupboards, painting one of the bedrooms, sorting

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

What to say at interview

I’m physically wincing as I type, whilst I reminisce that feeling you get as you are anticipating your first interview question, you want to make an impact, come across clear and concise and demonstrate your expertise without crumbling into a nervous wreck or waffling on

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BCL Legal Supports Manchester BPP Law School’s ‘Career Ready Day’

Vicky Clark shares her top tips for attending law fairs

Last week BCL Legal attended two law fairs in Leeds and Manchester. They are a great way to introduce yourself to a prospective employer and get noticed. In the world of Twitter, LinkedIn and WhatsApp we live in, nothing beats face to face contact. Last

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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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