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Category Archives: Legal Recruitment

Using a Recruitment Consultant…?

Whether you at the very first post of your legal career looking for that first lucrative step in the door or you are a successful and established lawyer, is it worth speaking to a recruiter? I know it’s a bit of a minefield and a

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Make your own mind up

So you’re looking for a change of scene, you heard someone say once that “a change is as good as a rest” and you’ve decided they were right – but what sort of firm do you want to move to? Money is definitely going to

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Solicitors Journal

What can I do as a newly qualified solicitor if I don’t want to practice?

Recruitment may just be the answer. Have you recently qualified and are now thinking that becoming a solicitor isn’t exactly what you dreamt it would be? You do have options. Legal recruitment will give you the opportunity to utilise your legal knowledge, build relationships with

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

What should I wear to a legal interview?

In so far as interviews go, particularly in the legal profession, ‘business casual’ does not apply.  First impressions count and the importance of making a good one cannot be underestimated. Whilst smart trousers and a buttoned down shirt or a wrap dress might be acceptable

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

How honest should I be at interview?

From childhood we’re taught that honesty is always the best policy. Whether in personal or professional settings, if you can be honest then you should be honest, even if honesty might result in upset or disappointment. Applying this to personal circumstances is easy; we’ve all

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It’s a conveyancers world

How long does it take a conveyancer to secure a job?

In the midst of buying my first property I massively underestimated how long it takes to buy a house. I am not in a chain and neither is my seller but despite this and with the offer being made in November here I am still

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Does your recruiter’s brand affect your job search?

What is the one key mistake most Solicitors make at interview?

Imagine that you are a law firm Partner interviewing someone with a view to employing them in your team. What is the one key attribute that you would value above all others? Imagine you are a manager in almost any type of business setting and

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Routes to Qualification

As a student it’s always a big decision to make on which is the right route for you to take in order to qualify. I know it can be a minefield of uncertainty and so I’ve put together a few things which might help you

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

Do I want a new job?

When you start thinking about moving jobs this is the start of a very thought provoking process. A very important process may I add and one if it isn’t explored thoroughly will lead to a lot of wasted time and keeping you stuck in a

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The Plight of Paul Pogba

The last couple of weeks I have been keeping a close eye on the on going saga occurring at Manchester United. Paul Pogba is apparently unhappy with Jose Mourinho’s tactics. He’s also unhappy with how his manager is utilising him, playing him out of position,

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NQ Careers Roadshow Hits Leeds

The NQ season is ready to go….

We’re rapidly approaching that time of year when second year trainee solicitors turn their attentions in earnest to their post-qualified careers, thinking about which practice area/s they want to qualify into, whether they want to stay in the same city or move, what kind of

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CV Tips: Personal Injury and Other Target Driven Industries

It is surprising how many CVs I come across that are not well-formatted given all of the tips and tricks on the internet. I don’t know about you but when I have made applications in the past (before I joined BCL Legal, of course) I

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