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Category Archives: Legal Executive

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

When should you start exploring the market leading up to qualification?

If you’re now in the second year of your training contract then you may have already started thinking about exploring the market. As always timing is important with these things and you may not be too sure about when to commence your job search. Hopefully

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Should I qualify as a Legal Executive?

Is it better to qualify as a solicitor or legal executive? I know what answer you’ll give me, but why? Prior to recruitment, I trained towards becoming a Legal Executive so you can imagine which side of the fence I am on. This was a

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Is my job making me ill?

Burnout is a real problem for solicitors in today’s legal world… Throughout our years at university and college we are working towards a future where we have our dream job, plenty of money and a fantastic lifestyle. What we don’t think about is the pressures

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Is not taking risks, the biggest risk of all?

Last year, Netflix boldly decided to refocus the business and instead of being the place where you watch movies and shows you have seen before, it wanted to be the place where people discover new and exclusive shows. It took hundreds of old movies away

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Assessing your options

Preparing for your new job!

Congratulations – you’ve got the job! Just like completing your degree or qualifying as a solicitor, this is a huge hurdle and one that needs to be celebrated. But once the initial excitement has passed, there is still so much more to do, including: •

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Assessing your options

To do or not to do…?

I’m a list-maker. I love them. It may be partly down to my love of stationery (the excitement of getting a new pen or starting a fresh notebook can make me a bit giddy) but there’s an added satisfaction in seeing everything I need to

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A Route to Success

Personal Injury – Never the bottom rung of the ladder!

Having specialised in personal injury recruitment, there seems to be an inference that is always made of this market. More often than not, I hear candidates mention that they’ll look at personal injury work but only after all other options and avenues have been exhausted.

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Sometimes The Things We Can’t Change, End Up Changing Us

Personal injury market

The North West has traditionally boasted a rich and diverse array of law firms specialising in personal injury law well placed to offer advice and representation to both claimants and insurers. The personal injury market has long been a crucial part of our regions legal

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Why Use a Recruitment Consultant When You Can Do It Yourself?

A New Job to Beat the Post Holiday Blues?

As the weather is supposedly hotting up over the next few weeks and we might feel that Summer is finally here, many people will be planning to make the most of the heatwave and, with children off school on holiday, a few days away of

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

The Job search: what do lawyers really care about?

The recruitment market is more competitive each and every day. Lack of investment in commercial/ corporate lawyers between 2009 and 2014 by the law firms means that the knock on effect is the ‘product’ is in short supply. This is the biggest issue affecting recruiting

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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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Are you afraid to read this blog?

Don’t Stop Believing

Wouldn’t life be more fun if it was like a musical?! Honestly, can you imagine just breaking out into song and dance in the middle of the street and everyone around just joining in? It would be amazing! Well that’s just my opinion of course,

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