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Category Archives: 2018

South East vacancy trends, a summary of a recent Vacancysoft and APSCo report

‘New year, new job’ – Investors in People (IIP) research suggests this sentiment has declined.

An article in The Telegraph earlier this year has highlighted some interesting research by Investors in People (IIP). According to the IIP research, there has been a 12 percent drop (between 2017 and 2018) in the number of people who plan to change job in

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Who are you trying to fool… just be honest… everything can be sorted except lies

As a recruiter everyday we deal with people, over days, weeks, months and years that adds up to a lot of people. And a lot of ‘changing’ situations. Thankfully the vast majority of the lawyers that we deal with are honest, discerning and caring individuals.

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The DNA of a Champion

Returning to work after maternity leave: do you have the flexibility you need?

12 months off work is a LONG time. I remember my last blog post; I think it was the day before I was due to go off on maternity leave. Full of trepidation, nerves, excitement and genuinely no idea what to expect. It’s been a

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The importance of meeting your recruiter

Nobody knows your business better than you! When we take a brief for a vacancy we make every effort to get to fully understand your requirements and the wider implications to the business. This is important for two reasons, firstly so we can make sure

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Which area of law should I qualify into?

 When you first decided to pursue a career in law, you probably wouldn’t have thought as far down the line as which specific area of law you wanted to qualify into (as an ex-solicitor I know I didn’t!).  It was probably enough to focus on

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North-South Divide

It’s been a busy month in the world of recruitment, the market is moving lots people open to new opportunities, it’s definitely new year new me. I have also spoken with a lot of people who are based in the South and for one reason

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What Questions will you be asked in an interview?

So you’ve secured the interview, you’ve read through your CV and you are about to go in….but have you thought about what they are going to ask you? If you were interviewing at Oxbridge they might ask you something like “Ladybirds are red.  So are

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Why are my employees leaving?

This is a question I am sure many of you ask, when a flurry of notices land on your desk…? Why do people quit? What is so wrong that it is making people want to leave? A large multi-national PLC, recently conducted an analysis of

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Your wish is my command…

How to ask for a pay rise

I recently got into a debate with a friend of mine over whether she should get a pay rise because she had been loyal to that particular company for another year. Her main argument, in a nutshell being, that your loyalty should be reflected in

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Qualification quandaries?

Specialist legal recruiters in Birmingham

Unique selling points (“USPs”) are something that every business/brand/company is keen to promote. As lawyers I am sure that the firm you work for has its own USPs. Perhaps it’s the type of work you do, the sectors you work in, the awards you have

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Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

Interview Preparation

So you updated your CV, we’ve had a chat and ascertained what is driving your search and we have identified some options with firms that could provide you that next step in your career. We agree that I, as your recruitment consultant, will approach the

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CV Tips for Recruiters

My working day often begins by looking through that morning’s CVs from alerts on job boards. I hope against hope that today, there will be that special candidate who graduated two or three years ago, has a solid couple of years under his or her

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