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Category Archives: Impression

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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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Calling to speak about your next career move?

Here is some advice on how to get the most out of your call… “Good morning/afternoon BCL Legal Lauren speaking”….. Is how you’ll first be introduced to me. I am the assistant to the consultants on the in-house team. I will be your first port

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Qualification quandaries?

Prep like a boss!

Frankly if you have not heard of the phenomenon that is Joe Wicks a.k.a. “The Bodycoach” then you have most likely had your head stuck in a corporate deal or on a desert island for the last year. Or perhaps you just don’t like social

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Assessing your options

Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

So, we’ve sent your CV, it’s been viewed by hiring managers and they want to interview you! It’s all looking very positive and you’re now thinking about the interview process. How are you going to demonstrate to the interviewers that you’re the right choice for

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

Are you a client recruiting? Your silence during the process speaks volumes

A frustration of mine (and I am sure every recruiter) is when a client goes AWOL and provides you with no contact during a recruitment campaign – no feedback or communication. As well as being upsetting/rude – you asked me to do work on your

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Interview preparation

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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The Law and the Economy

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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Difficult Conversations

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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Are you afraid to read this blog?

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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Been there…. Done that….

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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A Change is as Good as a Rest

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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