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Category Archives: Opportunity

Using a Recruitment Consultant…?

Whether you 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 a

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Solicitors Journal

What can I do as a newly qualified solicitor if I don’t want to practice?

Recruitment may just be the answer. Have you recently qualified and are now thinking that becoming a solicitor isn’t exactly what you dreamt it would be? You do have options. Legal recruitment will give you the opportunity to utilise your legal knowledge, build relationships with

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

What should I wear to a legal interview?

In so far as interviews go, particularly in the legal profession, ‘business casual’ does not apply.  First impressions count and the importance of making a good one cannot be underestimated. Whilst smart trousers and a buttoned down shirt or a wrap dress might be acceptable

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

Do I want a new job?

When you start thinking about moving jobs this is the start of a very thought provoking process. A very important process may I add and one if it isn’t explored thoroughly will lead to a lot of wasted time and keeping you stuck in a

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NQ Careers Roadshow Hits Leeds

The NQ season is ready to go….

We’re rapidly approaching that time of year when second year trainee solicitors turn their attentions in earnest to their post-qualified careers, thinking about which practice area/s they want to qualify into, whether they want to stay in the same city or move, what kind of

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Three is the Magic Number – Why BCL Legal is One of The Very Best Companies to Work for in the UK.

Yes it is, it’s the magic number. Or so said De La Soul. I tend to agree. BCL Legal have scored a hat trick, won the Treble, got three in a row – call it what you will, but this week saw BCL Legal being

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Residential Property Locums

Fixed Term Contract Roles

It is widely acknowledged that many private practice lawyers reach a stage in their careers when they no longer want to work in practice, but instead want to change direction slightly and work as in in-house lawyer. We have found that lawyers who want to

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Career Plans

What not to do at an interview!

This is a little follow up on my previous blog about how to succeed at interviews. This however is about putting the shoe on the other foot and looking at top tips at what not to do at interview! I recently met with a couple

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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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Don't let your academics hold you back

Questions to ask in a legal interview

A two-way street; questions to ask and points to avoid in a legal interview An interview should be viewed as a two-way street – traffic should flow in both directions. Too often candidates feel that the interviewer holds all the power but in a thriving

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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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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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