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Category Archives: Interview

A Change is as Good as a Rest

Why did you leave your last job?

We all have a past. Sometimes, those skeletons in the closet can haunt us. What do you say when you are asked where you have come from and why you are moving on? How you frame your past experiences can dictate your future. This sort

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It’s a conveyancers world

How soon after an interview do I need to provide my feedback?

When using a recruiter I would really take a moment to think what is the reason why you have contacted them? Is it because you know they will have contacts that perhaps you don’t or it will save you time as they can search for

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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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Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

Body language – how to make a great first impression at a job interview

Interviews can be stressful (even when they go really well). The fear of the unknown is naturally something that we all struggle with. Very few of us have the composure of a cucumber before stepping foot in to an interview room. When we feel under

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Working from home – benefits for the employee

Interview do’s and don’ts

As a recruiter, one of the best bits about my job is making a call to someone telling them they’ve been offered a job they really want. On the other hand, one of the worst parts is telling someone who really wants a job they’ve

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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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NQ Solicitor Interviews

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail! We’ve all heard this cliché time and time again; however it’s never truer than at 1st interview stage. In this line of work, it is clear to see the difference between a candidate who has prepared and one

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Interview tips for solicitors

As a legal recruiter, I talk candidates through their interview preparation every day. I often find myself saying ‘it goes without saying…’ in the hope of not appearing patronising when giving advice but it is surprising how many people lack basic interview skills so here

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Assessing your options

What is an Exit Interview?

So you’ve worked on your CV, spoken to BCL, we’ve secured you some interviews and you have landed your dream job! What’s next? Well, of course, we will talk you through handing your notice in but once that’s done there’s still one more step that

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Being the new guy

Making your mind up… before you engage a recruiter

Ok you’re the boss and you’ve decided you need help to get through your daily workload, or you think your team needs help, or the business is moving into a different market (be that geographically, products, clients or customers). What do you do? Call a

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A bike commuter’s thoughts on the next generation of lawyers

Signs of a strong Yorkshire NQ market in 2017

Well, the UK government may have just triggered Article 50 but there are already signs of a strong NQ market in Yorkshire this year. Last summer I spoke to so many trainees who were infuriated and anxious about the impact of the Brexit vote on

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Thinking of using a recruiter?

Recruitment agencies can be a really useful addition when you start to contemplate your job search as they often have an in-depth sector knowledge as well as useful contacts within specific organisations. However a recruiter can only be as good as the tools you give

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