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Category Archives: New job

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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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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It’s a conveyancers world

What time of year is best to secure a new job?

Is it just me or has it started to feel a little bit chillier? Dark nights, leaves falling and festive lights going up, Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year. I mean we’ve not even had bonfire night yet and the lights are

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Apprentice Week 8 – It’s a Dog’s Life

Imagine the scene, Lord Sugar, Karen and Claude are sitting in a cigar smoke – filled room with a gaggle of TV executives. Remains of a banquet lie on a long table; they are now into the hard stuff, a fine claret for Claude, Kristal

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Can I leave work without notice?

Had a bad morning or afternoon? Maybe a bad day starts to finish? Perhaps even a bad week or month? The world of residential conveyancing has thrown up a number things over the last month or so, some of which can be explained through logical

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You can’t judge a book by its cover

I studied law at university with the sole aim of becoming a qualified solicitor. I am proud of the fact that I accomplished that goal and had a very interesting a fulfilling career in the law. I gained many additional skills, which, in spite of

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Qualification quandaries?

How long should you stay in one job?

An interesting and very subjective question! As I approach my two year work anniversary at BCL Legal I have been pondering on the fact that 3 years is pretty much the longest I have ever worked at one company. So does that make me normal

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Hot Property

Having only been in the recruitment business for about a month it has struck me how many firms are looking for that perfect candidate with “at least 4 years of post qualification experience.” Particularly guilty of this are firms currently looking to fill their real

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

How to make a good first impression

It’s true what they say, first impressions last and it’s a shame that you only get one because they really do count. It can be incredibly difficult to make a good first impression but that might depend on the situation. Equally so, it might be

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Does your recruiter’s brand affect your job search?

Reading, UK

I’ve always enjoyed a challenge. Since January 2017, I have been responsible for our coverage for private practice clients and candidates in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Guildford. After 6 years’ spent exclusively covering the East and West Midlands, it is fair to say that I have

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How do I manage the interview process?

I work with hundreds of candidates every month and for the majority of them, managing the interview process isn’t something they are all too familiar to with. As such, I felt it would useful to collate a brief a run through of how best to

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