Joanna Leaver
Joanna Leaver
Operations Manager

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

As one of the new newest members of the BCL team, there really isn't a better fitting topic for my first blog than the transition in to recruitment. It's been just under a month now since I started working for BCL at the Manchester office. Here are my thoughts on my journey so far...

In January this year I made the decision that a career change was on the cards. If you’re actively looking you may be able to identify with the feeling that you’ve hit a bit of a glass ceiling and there is no way of moving onwards and upwards in your current role.

I’m originally from a retail background; however there was something about recruitment that has always greatly appealed to me. Why recruitment? Firstly, I like helping people - and what better way to do this than to help someone find their perfect job at a firm that they have always wanted to work for. Secondly, a number of my fellow colleagues have made the move and couldn't recommend the transition highly enough.

Let's not pretend that starting a new job in a different sector isn’t a bit of a daunting prospect of course! With that said, I couldn't have made a better choice than to pursue a career with BCL. Why? For one, the team here are amazing - supportive, collaborative and dedicated. They have exceeded my expectations (and then some) simply due to the level of care that they take over every aspect of their role on a daily basis.

What I’ve learnt so far is that recruitment is incredibly varied from one day to the next and there’s never a dull moment. Although I am still very much in the learning phase at this point (and will be a little while yet), I feel fully supported with my fantastic colleagues on hand and I’m genuinely enjoying each new challenge. After all, it’s not everyday you get the chance to work somewhere that is listed in The Sunday Times Best Companies to work for. We came an impressive 56th place this year! Here’s looking forward to another great month and to a bright future with BCL.

On a final note, if you’re feeling like I did and you’re actively looking for a new role and want to work for a top firm (or top company like I did), BCL’s expertise is second to none. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss your options with us. Each of BCL’s experienced recruiters work on specific locations within niche markets, so you really are dealing with a specialist who’s dedicated to finding an opportunity that truly suits you as an individual.

For more information contact Joanna Leaver at BCL Legal.

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