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Do you know what you want?

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It’s who you know not what you know

We have all heard this before it’s who you know not what you know. As a recruiter it’s part of the job, asking a candidate who else you know. It’s something I have always done and will continue to do and if I am honest,

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The Reputation of a Recruiter

The clear reputation about the recruitment industry has been talked about for years. It is something like ‘Fee hungry recruiters working in a ‘cut throat’ industry, with no sense of team work.’ Here at BCL, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Let’s break this

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Is the legal profession lagging behind others when it comes to focusing so heavily on school and university grades?

Two articles caught my attention in the past couple of weeks. The first was on www.thelawyer.com and was titled “My career story: I left school at 16 – now I’m a partner” and tells the story of Donna McCarthy, a partner at Devonshires. From a

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Ireland V England 2017

As an avid England rugby fan I sat down to watch last Saturday’s final match in the six nations with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Excitement that England could win the first back to back grand slam of the six nations era and excitement

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Leeds – The next UK city to win the European Capital of Culture?

On the 23rd February 2017 Leeds officially launched it bid to become the European Capital of Culture 2023. For those who aren’t familiar with the concept of the European competition, it’s an annual competition that is awarded to a new City in Europe each year

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The ultimate interview curveball question: What are your salary expectations?

Questions surrounding salary expectations can often be quite tricky to answer. From the perspective of the interviewer, the answer represents a benchmark figure to work from should things progress but it also can provide insight into an individual’s suitability for a role. On the other

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Social Media – don’t get stung!

Social media can be a blessing – it’s a great way to keep in touch or re-establish contact with old friends and contacts around the world. From a professional perspective, it can assist with business development and promoting your own brand. If not managed properly

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Calling all NQs!!

BCL Legal recently kicked off the 2017 NQ season by hosting the first NQ Talk in conjunction with MTSG on Wednesday 15 February 2017. It was a fantastic event with over 75 MTSG members in attendance. We were honoured to be joined by Nick Stubbs,

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Locum work – does it really stack up?

Following a conversation with a candidate just recently, the above question popped into my head. Quite frequently I am asked, by mid/ senior level lawyers, about whether I have any locum opportunities? It appears to be the fashionable move that lawyers are looking to make,

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Are you a client recruiting? Your silence during the process speaks volumes

A frustration of mine (and I am sure every recruiter) is when a client goes AWOL and provides you with no contact during a recruitment campaign – no feedback or communication. As well as being upsetting/rude – you asked me to do work on your

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

What a fantastic evening was had by all at BCL Legal Birmingham’s annual NQ Careers Talk held at The Botanist on Thursday evening. Without an empty seat in the room, despite 80 mph gales and the onslaught of storm Doris, the seminar was a huge

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