BCL Legal Recruitment
0845 241 0933

The Brief

The number one place for legal news, opinions, interviews and insights

Category Archives: Interview tips

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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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%

Read more
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

Read more
Being the new guy

How to best prepare for an interview… and one mistake that you will never recover from!

“So tell me, what do you know about this company?” It doesn’t matter at what point in the interview this question comes up, it is one you should always have an answer for. A lawyer that I was recently assisting with an in-house legal move

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

How do I answer what my biggest weaknesses are in an interview?

I’ll set the scene… Candidate: *thinks* *Oh this is going fantastically well…* Interviewer: “Ok, so can you please tell me what your biggest weakness is?” Candidate: *That’s it, bomb dropped! Wait… I’ve got it “Oh I’m such a perfectionist!” Interviewer: Awkward silence; hay bail rolls

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more

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

Read more