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Category Archives: Opportunity

A disappointing offer?

10 per cent legal recruitment recently published an article relating to clients and whether or not making a job offer that matches a candidate’s current salary is ever a good idea. They estimate that for every 10 job offers at an existing salary level, eight

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Near Year new you?

With the festive period well and truly over and lots of people finishing their dry January hoping to improve their health and fitness it seems that this isn’t the only thing that people want to change. Why do we feel that in the New Year

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Birmingham Trainee Solicitors – calling all 2017 qualifiers

Hello 2017! Now that January is nearly over, it is time for a moment of reflection here at BCL in Birmingham. What a month it has been! For a few of us (mainly those partaking in dry January or some crazy new fitness regime) it

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The importance of objectivity in your job search

Those of us that occasionally browse social media cannot fail to have seen the photograph of Donald Trump, with a caption along the lines of “you’ll never see 8 women telling men what they can do with their bodies”. Nor can we have missed the

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Sabbaticals

When it comes to career breaks, how long is too long? Allow me if you will to indulge my inner child for a moment… I am a big fan of professional wrestling. Yes I know it’s scripted, rehearsed, staged and effectively a semi-violent pantomime, but

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A change is as good as a rest

We cannot love our work all of the time and sometimes, things don’t work out and going to work every day becomes a nightmare. For some people, things will suddenly change and you’ll know it’s time to move on. For others, work will simply start

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I’m an overworked lawyer…get me out of here!

The transactional legal market has remained consistently busy over recent years.  Transactional lawyers, including corporate, banking and real estate lawyers working at all sizes of firms, from top tier/national to small boutique practices have been busy with quality work across the board, but why is

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New Year, New You!

New Year, New Me! The epitome of universal cheese! I am sure many of you are probably thinking…Nooo! New Year, New Me can’t be creeping in already, it’s not even December… and normally I would agree! I strongly believe that there are two camps of

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The biggest surprise of 2016 and what it means for recruitment

2016 has certainly been an incredible year which has seemingly had a little bit of everything. A spate of celebrity deaths, a record breaking performance at the Olympic games, the result of Brexit vote and now the victory of Donald Trump in U.S Presidential elections.

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Feedback is key!

The term ‘feedback’ is used to describe the helpful information or criticism about prior action or behaviour from an individual. Feedback is a very important part of the recruitment process for a number of reasons; however it is not uncommon for feedback to not be

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Gender equality, or inequality…

A couple of months ago Emma Delli-Bovi wrote a blog – http://www.bcllegal.com/the-brief/blog/women￾ruling-the-world – which really made me laugh and got me thinking. With Theresa May picking up the keys to No10 Downing Street and Hillary Clinton knocking on the door of the White House, Beyonce

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Have you considered what opportunities are on offer commutable out of London, in the Thames Valley?

So you live and work in London, and either your training contract is drawing to an end or you are ready to take that next step up on the career ladder, and there is only one place in the world that can offer you a

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