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Category Archives: Private practice

Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

So, we’ve sent your CV, it’s been viewed by hiring managers and they want to interview you! It’s all looking very positive and you’re now thinking about the interview process. How are you going to demonstrate to the interviewers that you’re the right choice for

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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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BCL Legal ranked in the Sunday Times Best Companies List for successive year

I was delighted this month with the news that BCL Legal has achieved 56th position in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For 2017 list, up nine places on the same list in 2016. With 857 organisations registered to take part in

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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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The Surge in Commercial Property

Since starting here at BCL last summer after I moved from Gowling WLG where I specialised in property, I have seen a few changes in the commercial property market. During the last six months of 2016, there was a lot of change on a global

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Paralegal recruitment

Having been at BCL Legal for almost a year, I thought it would be good idea to do an updated blog on the types of roles I typically recruit for, considering there have been a few changes since I joined. When I first joined the

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The Perfect Match!

It seems to me that we all strive to find the perfect match, whether it be the perfect house, the perfect partner, the perfect body or the perfect job! Personally, we are in the process of upgrading our home and planning a wedding and I

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A busy January sets the bar high for 2017

As January comes to a close we can now analyse the start of the year in more depth. January is traditionally a busy month in recruitment. For many, a new year is time for reflection, to consider what is or isn’t working and to start

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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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How to retain and attract the best young employees

Millennials are the generation of young people who are often talked about, but often misunderstood, usually labelled as lazy, entitled and overly opinionated. However, very soon they will become the biggest % of the workforce, so if your opinion is similar to the above, you

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Communication is key…

It’s an obvious fact that people come in all shapes, sizes and types, and that goes also for lawyers and recruitment consultants. Wouldn’t it be a dull, dull world if we were all the same?! And so it goes that lawyers view the recruitment consultants

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Beat the January blues by kick-starting your career

Most of us start the New Year with the best of intentions having made various resolutions to be healthier, to exercise more, coupled with the inevitable post-Xmas detox and ensuing alcohol ban for dry January (which seemed like a good idea at the time!) So

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