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Category Archives: London market

R&D spending and investment in innovation – how might this impact legal?

Various articles on the CBI website have focused on the need for companies to invest in R&D and spending on innovation to ensure that Brexit is a success. You may be asking why a legal recruiter is interested in this topic and these articles, and

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Paralegal recruitment

Having been at BCL Legal for almost a year, I thought it would be good idea to do an updated blog on the types of roles I typically recruit for, considering there have been a few changes since I joined. When I first joined the

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How to know it’s time to leave your job

Some people, and we all would like to think that’s us, know exactly when it is the right time to leave their current job. Whereas for others it is not as obvious and can take a very long time for them to realise! Below are

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Justyna. Kucharska

Are you happy?

Many of us lawyers have had a pretty tough and bumpy ‘career’ road and are definitely not shy of hard work but what if the final destination does not get any easier? Firstly, we strive for the best grades to make it to university and

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Justyna. Kucharska

The Unemployed NQ…is that YOU?

For many aspiring lawyers the ultimate achievement is securing the much sought after training contract which opens up the path to qualification. Of course this is a big achievement which is not to be undervalued by any means! However, many trainees especially those halfway through

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“Anchoring” – use this technique to get a better deal during your salary negotiations!

Quartz magazine recently published an article which focused on studies by Columbia University and the University of Idaho. The premise of the article is that most people start their salary negotiations wrong, by opening the bidding with a single number rather than a range. Instead,

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How does the Autumn Statement affect the Personal Injury market?

I am a personal injury specialist and specialise in the recruitment of claimant and defendant personal injury Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals at BCL Legal. On a daily basis I speak to Lawyers who are looking for move away from their current firms’ and one

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Writing your CV

In my role as a recruitment consultant I receive dozens of job applications every day and get to see the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to CVs. In the recruitment timeline the CV is as important as the interview; this two

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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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Justyna. Kucharska

A perfect CV gets you noticed…

After many months (possibly even years!) of contemplating making a move and browsing job boards without actually pressing the ‘apply’ button, you have now made up your mind and are ready to start the ‘search’… The very first thing to do is to come up

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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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Real Estate Recruitment in London

The changing political landscape seems to have cast a slight shadow over real estate recently, and we have taken a number of calls from candidates who are concerned about the months ahead. As with all practice areas that are dependent upon market confidence, it is

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