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Category Archives: East Midlands

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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Assessing your options

Why BCL Legal over another recruitment agency?

From the outset I am going to say that I am very biased. In my opinion, the team at BCL Legal are fantastic – we get on well both in the office and out for drinks…..as well as at team building events like rock climbing

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Difficult Conversations

Resignation and the Counter Offer

Counter offers are rife. They are the norm and should be expected as no employer wants good people to leave a business as skills are hard to replace. We always recommend you speak to your manager about any issues prior to starting your job search

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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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Recent developments in Personal Injury law and the effect on Claimant PI

As you’ll be aware, the announcement of the upcoming election in June has been a major talking point this month. How the result plays out and what it means for the country remains to be seen. The question that many personal injury lawyers will concern

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Should I qualify as a Legal Executive?

Is it better to qualify as a solicitor or legal executive? I know what answer you’ll give me, but why? Prior to recruitment, I trained towards becoming a Legal Executive so you can imagine which side of the fence I am on. This was a

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

What to say at interview

I’m physically wincing as I type, whilst I reminisce that feeling you get as you are anticipating your first interview question, you want to make an impact, come across clear and concise and demonstrate your expertise without crumbling into a nervous wreck or waffling on

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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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NQ Solicitor Interviews

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail! We’ve all heard this cliché time and time again; however it’s never truer than at 1st interview stage. In this line of work, it is clear to see the difference between a candidate who has prepared and one

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Big Up to the East Midlands!

In October 2016 I wrote a blog about Nottingham – http://www.bcllegal.com/blog/ever-heard-of-nottingham Did anyone read it? No? Why not? I am personally offended. What does the East Midlands not have that every legal professional is looking for? I am striving to get the East Midlands noticed.

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Difficult Conversations

Lack of communication leads to frustration… at home and at work!

Having been in legal recruitment for more years than I care to remember, I speak to lawyers pretty much all day every day who are frustrated in their current roles but who have never spoken openly about the issues to their manager or team leader.

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