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Category Archives: New job

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Resigning from your job? How to navigate ‘the break-up’ conversation

Leaving a job is never easy.  Your current firm afforded you an opportunity and invested in your training and development; helping you to progress your career.  It’s natural to feel a degree of loyalty regardless of your motivations to move. We’re programmed to resist change and it takes

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Good recruiters are superheroes!

An interviewee from the legal profession recently asked me what I thought were the top three attributes it took to make a good recruitment consultant (answer to follow), but the bottom line is that a good recruiter is a Superhero, such is the rare blend

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Law firm struggling to hire? How offering flexibility helps you stay competitive

Within my first few weeks in recruitment, one thing became very clear. Competition for talent is rife, and finding and retaining skilled solicitors is difficult. Not being able to attract and retain talent can impact a firm in so many ways. As a start, a shortage of

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Should I apply for a new job?

There are various factors to take into account when deciding to apply for a new role but with the market being as competitive as it is, bear in mind, prospective employers are now more likely to be inclusive rather than exclusive when considering applications for

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I need to reschedule or cancel my interview – what do I need to do?

There are a number of reasons why you might have to cancel or reschedule an interview. As recruiters, we understand this and so do our clients. However, it’s very important to communicate any delays or problems as soon as possible. This allows for two things. Firstly,

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NQ preparation 2018

With lots of impending changes particularly within the PI and Insurance market it’s really important you prepare well for any interviews you have. There are still lots of great roles with in the PI market for NQ solicitors; however competition is fierce, particularly in the

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From legal practice to recruitment – how did I end up here?

I can picture myself in 2010, bright eyed and bushy tailed (or if we’re being realistic, a bit worse for wear after a fresher’s night out) at a university careers talk. If you’d approached me then and asked what I’d be doing in eight years,

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Do I have to accept a job offer straight away?

This question is one that we are continually asked. It is a very exciting time and a huge relief to get a job offer isn’t it? Why would someone go through the process of sorting a CV, going to multiple interviews, finally getting an offer

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Two essential things you should do when applying for a job

After a day out of the office on Friday and with a raft of CVs in my inbox after some new job postings, a big chunk of my Monday was spent going through CVs I had received in application for some of our internal vacancies.

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Using a recruitment consultant…?

Whether you are at the very first post of your legal career looking for that first lucrative step in the door or you are a successful and established lawyer, is it worth speaking to a recruiter? I know it’s a bit of a minefield and

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Following up after a job offer

The job of a good recruiter doesn’t stop when you have the job! You speak to us because you want a new job; we get you a new job, why do you need to speak to us again?! As whacky as this sounds, I think

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

Communication is key – it’s a two way street

We aim to provide second to none service to our clients and the lawyers that we work with at all times. What I would say is that in order to do this communication is absolutely key both ways. I appreciate that we are all busy

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