BCL Legal Recruitment
0845 241 0933

The Brief

The number one place for legal news, opinions, interviews and insights

Category Archives: CV writing tips

Writing your CV

In my role as a recruitment consultant I receive dozens of job applications every day and get to see the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to CVs. In the recruitment timeline the CV is as important as the interview; this two

Read more

Sometimes the only choice can be the best choice – recruitment in a buoyant legal market

Recruitment is a fickle business; when times are good and employers are recruiting, it is invariably the case that high calibre and relevant candidates are hard to come by. Similarly, when times are less good and job opportunities are in short supply, you can guarantee

Read more

Is your CV working for you?

Are you finding that your CV is getting the attention it deserves? I’ve seen both sides of the coin and honestly, even when reading answers on application forms, I rarely read the full text supplied – that was when my sole role was internal recruitment.

Read more
Justyna. Kucharska

A perfect CV gets you noticed…

After many months (possibly even years!) of contemplating making a move and browsing job boards without actually pressing the ‘apply’ button, you have now made up your mind and are ready to start the ‘search’… The very first thing to do is to come up

Read more

Should you include hobbies on your CV?

Traditionally, CV writing advice goes that you shouldn’t really include your hobbies on your CV, mainly because they take up valuable space and waste the precious few seconds a recruiter/ potential employer spends skimming through your history. However, traditions are there to be broken and

Read more

Back to School

September; a new academic year, a new start. Some of you could be getting children ready for a new school term, you may have friends who are teachers and they are getting ready to go back to work and meet their new classes. My nephew,

Read more

CVs and the “Two Page Myth”

We see a range of CVs on a daily basis ranging in length from fifteen pages to one page, however the most common length we see is exactly two pages long. Why? Time and time again I hear that candidates have been told that their

Read more

What will you write?

Have you ever sent your CV somewhere and not heard anything back? Perhaps you thought they have filled the vacancy or your experience just wasn’t quite what they were looking for. It is an interesting topic. What if you are right and are exactly what

Read more

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

Read more

Keeping tabs on your CV

I have touched on this before, and I am sure a number of my colleagues have as well, but with the NQ season in full swing (to be fair this doesn’t just apply to NQ’s) – it is time to refresh our memories on REPRESENTATION.

Read more

Sending it twice

As we are now heavily into NQ season, with many newly qualified solicitors having secured roles, the same thing that happens every year is still happening. By this I mean CV duplication. A firm will quite often instruct a panel of agents to work on

Read more

Don’t Stop Believing

Wouldn’t life be more fun if it was like a musical?! Honestly, can you imagine just breaking out into song and dance in the middle of the street and everyone around just joining in? It would be amazing! Well that’s just my opinion of course,

Read more