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Category Archives: Interview

BCL Legal held it’s first national careers roadshow in Sheffield

Why honesty is always the best policy

According to Collins Dictionary, “if you have integrity, you are honest and firm in your moral principles”. It’s a quality which frequently tops the charts as one of the top attributes of a great leader, a great business and a great employee. It’s one of

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NQ solicitors – where do you see yourself in ten years?

What to expect from an interview process

Interviews. Some people genuinely love them (I imagine that these are the people who enjoyed tests when they were at school). Other people can find them quite daunting – and in some instances it can make the job search suddenly seem frightfully real. The reality

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To leave, or not to leave: That is the question

How do I handle rejection?

I find that the absolute worst part of my job is telling a candidate that they have been rejected for a role following an interview. This is just not a pleasant experience and I hate being the bearer of bad news! The worst case is

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

What to wear to an interview

Those all important first few moments of the meeting go a long way. What you wear and how you present can make or break the interview in the first couple of minutes. To set the meeting off to a good start, you need to make

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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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Assessing your options

Making time for an interview

Sometimes making the decision to start to look for a new role feels like the biggest hurdle. It’s a big step, and if you have been in your current role for a number of years it can seem quite daunting. However, what happens when you’re

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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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It’s a conveyancers world

Honesty is the best policy

Throughout the recruitment process unexpected events can happen we all know that. Sometimes we have to work overtime, people fall ill and childcare that my have been arranged cancels and we have to take charge. Sometimes work does come first and lets be honest even

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

How to Cancel an Interview

You decide to start looking for a role and start firing out your CV. The interviews start flooding in and you start having different discussions with different firms. This may be with one recruitment consultant or a couple. Mid process, you find a job that

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NQ solicitors – where do you see yourself in ten years?

What to wear to an interview

It struck me recently, when we secure an interview our first instinct is to start preparing. We read up on the firm, we speak to people who may have worked there (or had them on the other side of a matter), we look at the

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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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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Why do recruiters ask about other interviews?

I was recently talking with a candidate who took great offence when I asked where they were interviewing. I’ve also noticed a growing trend in candidates not wanting to say where they are moving too when they have secured new positions. I’ve never really understood

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