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Category Archives: Recruitment

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

Networking Tips

Whether it’s 7:30 in the morning at a breakfast seminar or 7:30 in the evening at a business development, there are always networking events happening everyday. Personally, I quite enjoy networking events, I think it’s a great chance to meet new people, grow your network,

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Working from home – benefits for the employee

Interview do’s and don’ts

As a recruiter, one of the best bits about my job is making a call to someone telling them they’ve been offered a job they really want. On the other hand, one of the worst parts is telling someone who really wants a job they’ve

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Solicitors Journal

Should I use a recruitment agency?

Searching for a new role can be a minefield. How can you find the time to look for a new job when you have billing targets to achieve? Where do you even start? There’s a way in which you can integrate your job search into

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Should you take an interim role, which might entail compromise around salary or level of responsibility, or should you stay on the golf course / gym whilst waiting for that perfect permanent job to arise

When you are recruiting, it is best to remember that “life is a two way street”

If you might find yourself with the responsibility of hiring a new employee to your business, then I encourage you to keep reading. Imagine this. You are a successful lawyer in a business, and you need to hire someone in to your team. You’ve a

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The benefits of team work

What’s the difference between high street and volume conveyancing firms?

In my role at BCL Legal I speak to lots of candidates spending time with them helping them find and secure the job that they desire. Spending quality time with candidates both face to face and over the phone really allows me to understand what

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Why am I unhappy in my job?

The BBC recently reported on the findings of The World Happiness Report and that Norway is now the happiest place on earth, knocking neighbouring Denmark from the top spot. 1000 people from over 150 counties are asked a range of questions each year including the

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Interview tips for solicitors

As a legal recruiter, I talk candidates through their interview preparation every day. I often find myself saying ‘it goes without saying…’ in the hope of not appearing patronising when giving advice but it is surprising how many people lack basic interview skills so here

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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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Calling to speak about your next career move?

Here is some advice on how to get the most out of your call… “Good morning/afternoon BCL Legal Lauren speaking”….. Is how you’ll first be introduced to me. I am the assistant to the consultants on the in-house team. I will be your first port

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Being the new guy

Making your mind up… before you engage a recruiter

Ok you’re the boss and you’ve decided you need help to get through your daily workload, or you think your team needs help, or the business is moving into a different market (be that geographically, products, clients or customers). What do you do? Call a

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Dealing with clients can be tough

Earlier this month I was instructed on a new role by a well known Law firm. It was a very hard to fill vacancy and almost every commercial law firm across the North West is actively looking for a candidate with this skill set. We

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