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Category Archives: Opportunity

A Change is as Good as a Rest

Why did you leave your last job?

We all have a past. Sometimes, those skeletons in the closet can haunt us. What do you say when you are asked where you have come from and why you are moving on? How you frame your past experiences can dictate your future. This sort

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Best companies to work for – why not join BCL Legal?

As the Birmingham office of BCL Legal again looks to recruit highly motivated people to join the regions biggest and most successful legal recruitment team I find myself revisiting a blog I wrote in 2014. The startling thing is very little has changed in the

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UK productivity gap

Northshoring

Once upon a time London was the centre of all things business in the UK. Our capital city, heralded as world’s leading financial centre for international business and commerce and thought of as the “command centre” for the global economy. The City’s booming economy with

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Homeworking in a nutshell (For the employer)

Why move to Manchester?

During the final quarter of 2016, Manchester’s economy performed strongly, therefore making it one of the top three fastest growing UK cities. According to Irwin Mitchells UK Powerhouse report, Manchester achieved growth of 2.8% in comparison to the same point in 2016. The report shows

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Worst interview ever?

Maternity Leave, see you in spring 2018!

This is to be my final blog for nine months or so. Those clients and candidates who I’ve spoken with regularly will know I’m soon to be a first time mum; any tips will be greatly received! My full time job will go from managing

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Why using more than one recruitment agency is the worst move you can make

Should you accept the counter offer?

You’ve just completed the recruitment process and have finally found the ideal role for. Verbally accepted and ready to hand in your notice when your current employer turns around and asks you what can they do to make you stay? You tell them your frustrations

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Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

Are there real estate solicitor jobs in London?

It’s fair to say that the past year has been a game-changer when it comes to the legal recruitment market in London – particularly so in relation to real estate. Twelve months ago we saw a huge demand in recruitment within the real estate legal

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The Perfect Match!

Bank Holidays

Long weekends are always great because we all get to do those jobs we put to one side because we are just too busy in the week and exhausted at the weekend. Things like, cleaning out the kitchen cupboards, painting one of the bedrooms, sorting

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Interview preparation

BCL NQ seminar and why it isn’t ‘too soon’ to make an in-house move

BCL Legal recently held our annual NQ Careers Seminar for lawyers based in Birmingham. We were fortunate enough to have a fantastic turnout and some truly wonderful speakers including Victoria Ball and Sarah Williams from Trowers and Hamlin, as well as BCL’s own, Chloe Jones

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The Perfect Match!

The impact of Article 50 in property

March 2017 was another monumental month in British history as Theresa May triggered Article 50. Since our controversial vote to leave the EU, there has been a lot of speculation regarding what an EU departure would look like for the UK housing market. I have

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

Will my LinkedIn photo have an impact on my chances of getting a job?

This may (in parts) come across as a melodramatic rant. I assure you it’s not, it has been thoroughly thought out. In October 2014 I wrote a blog about taking care of what you post online and how this may reflect on you professionally. For

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The Law and the Economy

Booking a locum for the summer

As the days become longer and the winter more of a distant memory more of us are booking, and looking forward to, our summer holidays. Two weeks out of the office, out of office set and work phone left in the top drawer of the

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