David Nolan
David Nolan
Associate

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Legal recruitment agencies: how to choose a good one

Taking the first step in looking for your next job can be a daunting process: where do I start? Where do I look for jobs? How do I get my CV in front of the right people?

A good place to start is to ask friends (preferably not colleagues!), review job boards, have a look on LinkedIn, and suss out the best legal recruitment agencies.

Getting in contact with a recruitment agency is a good idea, but getting in touch with a recruitment agency that specialises in your sector is paramount. At BCL Legal, we solely recruit for the legal sector. Our purpose is unpolluted: we pair legal professionals with roles that suit their wants, needs, drives and career progression.

BCL Legal has been at the heart of legal recruitment for 16 years. In this time, they’ve developed strong and lasting relationships with the top international, national, regional and boutique law firms.

We’re not a phone-bashing, gun-slinging legal recruitment agency – we do things a bit differently.

All of our agents are specialists in their own vertical markets and cover specific geographical regions. This allows each of us to focus on specific areas and disciplines and not spread ourselves too thinly, making our efforts more targeted.

Our lawyer candidates and clients are at the heart of what we do and we put them first. A holistic approach is taken: we find out the core reasons why a law firm has a vacancy/is hiring or a lawyer candidate is looking for their next role. This is achieved by taking the time to listen to both parties and advising them on the best course of action to achieve their goals.

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As a specialist legal recruitment agency, we don’t abide by the one-size-fits-all method. We understand that everyone is different and the ideal role differs from person to person. We tailor our approach for each candidate – to pair them with a role that fits their wants, needs, work-life balance and professional development requirements. 

If you’re looking to take the next step in your legal career, get in touch with any of our agents who will take the time to get to know what you want. There are always interesting and inviting live vacancies on our books – one of them could be exactly the right fit for you!

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