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Category Archives: Impression

Interview preparation

I have previously emphasised the importance of the interview phase of a process in another BCL Blog (have a look!) but it is a topic that has become particularly prominent of late as a number of our clients are running increasingly competitive and focussed processes.

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Document Review

The Interim team at BCL Legal supplies teams (big and small) of qualified lawyers and paralegals to law firms and Legal Process Outsourcing companies in London, Birmingham and Bristol. Those working in document review will understand the process and what is entailed but to many

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Back to school blues

I’m sure this is a genuine medical condition suffered by both children and parents alike. Whilst symptoms vary, both tend to suffer increasing levels of anxiety the closer it gets to the first day of term. Children pale at the mere thought of losing their

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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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Personable Yet Professional

As a specialist insurance recruitment consultant, I work for leading insurance and personal injury firms across the Midlands and the South West. A notable trend I have noticed with top tier firms, that dominate their respective markets, is that each has a very formulaic and

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Follow the Recipe!

Having just started out with BCL and recruitment, I have been involved in a lot of training. An external recruitment trainer told me that generally, recruiters are bad at gardening and baking because we don’t get instant results! We live in a very impatient era

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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.

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Living the Paralegal Dream

The Paralegal is one of the most indistinct jobs within the legal sector, with no set rules and regulations about what they do! Some paralegals are highly experienced professionals who focus solely on one practice area and who work to the level of trainees. 60

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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,

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Work anniversaries – how do they make you feel?

I have just had my 1 year work anniversary at BCL Legal. It’s a great time for me to reflect upon the good times that I have had – including my successes and achievements, the excellent Christmas party and the working relationships that I have

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Set out one’s stall

Collins English Dictionary: to make the necessary arrangements for the achievement of something and show that one is determined to achieve it When embarking on your search for the perfect job, I would recommend a couple of things: In what is such a candidate driven

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Failures during an interview process can be costly – a real world example.

An article on the Recruitment Grapevine website happened to catch my attention today as it directly referenced a situation that happened to a candidate I am currently representing. The article is titled “4 ways hiring managers are ruining job interviews” and the second bullet point

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