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Category Archives: Legal Recruitment

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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Week 10: The Value of a Great Selection Process

After last week’s show opened with James in his undies to answer the dawn alarm call, it was with great trepidation that Liz entered into shot for this week’s call. Thankfully her dressing gown remained wrapped up and we saw no more than a tantalising

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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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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

How to prepare a legal CV

I’m going back to basics in my blog this month; how to write a good legal CV. Your CV is crucial to your job search. In the same way that first impressions count when you meet people in person, your CV and particularly it’s tone,

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Is it time for a new challenge?

Whatever job you do and wherever you work in the world, you will have transferable skills. Your role, on the face of it, might be niche, not offering any obvious benefits when starting your job search. However, the fact is, experience is experience – connections

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The Apprentice Week 9 – Donald Trump, Bushra and Stand up Comedy

One sees a lot of posts and hears a few comments of “Cor blimey Gov, that Apprentice – that lot couldn’t tie their own shoes laces – my 12 year old could do better than that…” I kind of think that’s low hanging fruit, it’s

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The Law and the Economy

Corporate Social Responsibility Cup

For the last couple of years BCL Legal has been shortlisted in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work top 100. All of us who work at BCL, whether Director, Consultant or Team Administrator, are immensely proud to play our part in the success

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

Should I stay or should I go? Six good reasons for moving on from your current firm.

Changing jobs – it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. It’s usually something that takes a considerable amount of thought; some self reflection and a reasonable amount of time before we decide to pursue this path. Let’s face facts – we spend a lot

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How much should I tell the recruitment consultant?

I have noticed a number of articles published on LinkedIn lately, alluding to the best way to handle dealing with a recruitment consultant. The underlying theme seems to suggest that less is more, in that, the less you make apparent to the recruiter, the more

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How a Great Recruitment Consultancy is a like a Top Restaurant

I have been fortunate to work for a number of market leaders during my time in recruitment. I have either worked directly for, or in teams which sat alongside, Retail Human Resources, Quarry Dougall (legal in London in the 90’s), Macmillan Davies (HR) and Michael

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Eddie Jones – World Rugby Coach of the Year

Almost two years ago, I wrote a blog about the lessons that those attempting to build elite teams could learn from the demise of Stuart Lancaster as England Rugby coach – be they rugby fans or not. On the day that Eddie Jones is recognised

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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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