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Category Archives: Interview tips

Try not to bring your negative experiences to interview

The vast majority of lawyers that I am working with – in helping them find their next career move- are looking for what I would describe as positive moves, i.e., nothing is bad where they are, it is more about looking for the next career

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

Try not to bring your negative experiences to interview

The vast majority of lawyers that I am working with – in helping them find their next career move- are looking for what I would describe as positive moves, i.e., nothing is bad where they are, it is more about looking for the next career

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

How do I remain calm?

Ever heard the metaphor about the swan? We see the swan moving gracefully across the lake like a picture of elegance, but what you don’t see is what’s happening beneath the water; the webbed feet furiously paddling in order to keep the swan in the

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Don't let your academics hold you back

Questions to ask in a legal interview

A two-way street; questions to ask and points to avoid in a legal interview An interview should be viewed as a two-way street – traffic should flow in both directions. Too often candidates feel that the interviewer holds all the power but in a thriving

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Offered the job at the interview!

Have you ever been offered a job in the interview? How did you handle the situation? This month I have been working with two candidates who were offered the job in the interview. The two situations had two very different outcomes. First, to give you

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Career Plans

Top tips for success at your NQ interview

What I have noticed in recent times is that, more often than not, lawyers interviewing for NQ roles are subject to a technical test coupled with a conventional CV based face to face meeting with recruiting partners. This may not ring true across all disciplines

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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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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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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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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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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Interview preparation… Solicitors, do your research!

Nowadays, more than ever before, you are expected to know A LOT about a firm before you meet with them. Information is now so readily available on the internet that to fail to fully research a firm shows a lack of interest and enthusiasm. 89%

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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Interview Tips

In a previous blog I drew parallels between using a recruiter and online dating. I was out for dinner with a friend last week and we were discussing that particular blog and the advice I gave her in preparing for interviews; she is now a

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