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Category Archives: West Midlands

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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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Pride of Britain Awards

When I woke up on Tuesday morning my social media news feeds were inundated with pictures from the Pride of Britain Awards. For me, the glitterati never fail to disappoint! I love looking at the pretty dresses and handsome tuxedos gracing the red carpet. Quite

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Career Plans

Top tips for success at your NQ interview

What I have noticed in recent times is that, more often than not, lawyers interviewing for NQ roles are subject to a technical test coupled with a conventional CV based face to face meeting with recruiting partners. This may not ring true across all disciplines

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Qualification quandaries?

When is a good time to change jobs?

As a specialist legal recruiter, this is a question that comes up pretty often when I speak to candidates. I suppose most people would expect me to say “right now” and “I actually have the perfect job for you!” Cringe cringe cringe! At BCL Legal

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Why should I be a recruitment consultant?

So, you have been thinking about becoming a recruitment consultant? Us ‘rec cons’ can get a bad press, alongside estate agents, window sales people, car salesmen, and ‘white van drivers’, almost any general sales roles… the list could go on! Is all the hot air

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Uber, Deliveroo and Being a Recruiter

I recently sent a mailer to a number of lawyers to see if they had any interest in considering a move to recruitment. One person responded with a question: “I take it that BCL does not pay a basic salary if your recruiters are self

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Raising Money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

The interesting and very comforting thing about working for a business such as BCL Legal is how well looked after we are. I’m very lucky, having cut my teeth as a paralegal with three very reputable law firms before joining BCL Legal in 2016, I

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Difficult Conversations

Stressed about starting your new job?

At the time of writing this blog, my 6 (and a half!!) year old daughter has enjoyed 6 weeks of freedom aka the summer holidays. It was her first day back at school going into year 2 with a new teacher, new classroom, and new

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Real Estate Solicitor Jobs in Birmingham!

Real estate solicitors… don’t assume you won’t be of interest to the leading national/international firms because you’re training or experience is from a smaller firm, we can help! As a legal recruitment consultant at BCL Legal, I work in a very specific market; my primary

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So tell me what you want what you really really want

Wedding dress nightmare story

So what exactly do wedding dresses and legal recruitment have in common? Well if you would be so kind as to read on, then all will be revealed… I am due to get married later this year (whoop whoop!) and whilst it is a wonderful

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To leave, or not to leave: That is the question

How do I handle rejection?

I find that the absolute worst part of my job is telling a candidate that they have been rejected for a role following an interview. This is just not a pleasant experience and I hate being the bearer of bad news! The worst case is

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A marathon or a sprint?

No feedback on a job application?

Let’s face it. The process of securing a new job can be pretty stressful. In fact it is often listed in the top 10 most stressful events you will experience during your life. So the last thing you need when you do embark on the

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