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Category Archives: New job

Qualification quandaries?

When is a good time to change jobs?

As a specialist legal recruiter, this is a question that comes up pretty often when I speak to candidates. I suppose most people would expect me to say “right now” and “I actually have the perfect job for you!” Cringe cringe cringe! At BCL Legal

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Why should I be a recruitment consultant?

So, you have been thinking about becoming a recruitment consultant? Us ‘rec cons’ can get a bad press, alongside estate agents, window sales people, car salesmen, and ‘white van drivers’, almost any general sales roles… the list could go on! Is all the hot air

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The Apprentice Week 2: “Fur Trees”, Breakdancing and Keeping Score

And so we come to week two. I went to see Blade Runner 2049 at the weekend. Amongst other things, the film throws up some big existential questions: what is a soul? What is it to be human? Isn’t Ryan Gosling’s hair nice? But none

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Don’t worry, be happy

I heard this song for the first time in ages the other evening – on Jo Whiley’s show, of all places (OK, OK – I listen to Radio 2). Four simple words, yet they resonated with me and got me thinking about my own journey

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Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

Should I look for a new job?

It’s a strange question really isn’t it? Especially when it’s a recruitment consultant asking you if you’re sure it’s the right time to make a move. But here at BCL Legal we firmly believe in being consultative with our candidates and sometimes the result of

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The Apprentice Week 1: On the Buses, West Ham and Radical Feminism

OK, my objective when blogging is to take a current topic, pile in a few keywords, force in some tenuous link to recruitment and hopefully raise a few laughs along the way. So, if that works for you, read on, if not keep flicking trough

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Uber, Deliveroo and Being a Recruiter

I recently sent a mailer to a number of lawyers to see if they had any interest in considering a move to recruitment. One person responded with a question: “I take it that BCL does not pay a basic salary if your recruiters are self

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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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Difficult Conversations

Stressed about starting your new job?

At the time of writing this blog, my 6 (and a half!!) year old daughter has enjoyed 6 weeks of freedom aka the summer holidays. It was her first day back at school going into year 2 with a new teacher, new classroom, and new

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It’s a conveyancers world

Holidays Are Coming

It’s nearly October where has the year gone; does anyone else feel like the year has flown by? Working in recruitment you are working in a fast paced environment which makes the year go even faster. In the conveyancing market there seems to be certain

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

Should I move to London?

Yes. No. Maybe? It depends on the situation, surely?! I grew up in Derbyshire, it was wonderfully quaint and leafy but not somewhere I wanted to stay beyond 18 if I could avoid it. It was too quiet, I wanted some excitement! I went to

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BCL Legal held it’s first national careers roadshow in Sheffield

Why honesty is always the best policy

According to Collins Dictionary, “if you have integrity, you are honest and firm in your moral principles”. It’s a quality which frequently tops the charts as one of the top attributes of a great leader, a great business and a great employee. It’s one of

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