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Category Archives: West Midlands

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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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

How to find a new job

I would say two of my favourite past times are cooking and socialising, I really do enjoy hosting a good dinner party with my nearest and dearest. I tend to find I have my most creative inspiration whilst on the train home of an evening

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Difficult Conversations

Notice Period Pitfalls

Following on from my last blog which focused on resignations and the counter offer epidemic, it’s time to shift the focus onto notice periods and how to avoid the pitfalls. From the job seeker’s perspective, a lengthy notice period can really zap the energy, excitement

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Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

Moving desks in the office!

Here in the Birmingham office at BCL Legal we’ve recently had a bit of a reshuffle. Desk moves in my opinion are a straightforward thing. Pick up your stuff and put it at your new desk. A bit of reorganising to make sure your new

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

Do I love my job?

I really enjoy being a legal recruiter. I take a great pride in my work and being a solid component in the BCL Legal team as a whole and particularly in Birmingham. To love what I do I have to understand what I do, I

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Qualification quandaries?

NQ Solicitor jobs

First of all if you are due to qualify this autumn, many congrats! All the hard work has paid off and you are joining a fantastic profession. So what is next? For many of you, you will have already secured a job on qualification with

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How can I make the most of a recruitment agency?

Someone once said “Recruiters and Police Officers have a lot in common when it comes to why we pulled you over…out of the clear blue…. Sometimes it’s obvious. And you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used for or against

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

How do I answer what my biggest weaknesses are in an interview?

I’ll set the scene… Candidate: *thinks* *Oh this is going fantastically well…* Interviewer: “Ok, so can you please tell me what your biggest weakness is?” Candidate: *That’s it, bomb dropped! Wait… I’ve got it “Oh I’m such a perfectionist!” Interviewer: Awkward silence; hay bail rolls

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Qualification quandaries?

10 reasons to choose Birmingham over London

Midway between England’s big cultural powerhouses – London and Liverpool, Birmingham has often missed out on its share of the limelight. As a native Brummie this has always irked me somewhat. Having spent a number of years living away and abroad, I am very proud

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Solicitors – why relocate to Birmingham?

As the UK’s now undisputed ‘second city’ there is no regional hub that can offer more to the legal professional than Birmingham. Within close proximity to London and with a thriving business and financial market, the city has a significant base of local clients and

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