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Category Archives: 2018

April kicked off with…. April fools!

Should I apply for a new job?

There are various factors to take into account when deciding to apply for a new role but with the market being as competitive as it is, bear in mind, prospective employers are now more likely to be inclusive rather than exclusive when considering applications for

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

Being an in-house temp has never been so lucrative! – Rising day rates and an abundance of contract work…

Coinciding with a lack of talent at the junior-mid level, we are seeing a steady increase in the volume of temporary assignments being taken up by lawyers with experience in advance of the stated level of PQE and above the initial budgeted salary. Most employers

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Being the new guy

Authority in Silence – Last GDPR thoughts before R-Day (Regulation)

The great dawn of personal information security is coming upon us, no longer will companies be able to unnecessarily store or process data without explicit consent from individuals. In my opinion this is one foot onto the path of users ending up getting paid for

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Salah, De Bruyne and How Mourinho has Ruined My Life

I’m a lifelong Chelsea fan. I have to say lifelong, so I can underline that I am not some Johnny Come Lately glory hunter.  And we all know they all support City now, in any case. It’s been a hard and disappointing season for Chelsea,

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Does your recruiter’s brand affect your job search?

The most common interview question and how to answer it!

Regardless of your level of seniority or industry sector, regardless of the role you are interviewing for or the style of interview one question comes up again and again. It’s a seemingly small question that can have a massive impact on the interview and it

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Why being honest about your notice period is important

Have you ever had a bad day at work and thought about walking out the door and never coming back? Or, you might have had a more considered approach and contacted a recruiter to help you with your job search. Whichever action you have decided

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One of the biggest barriers to finding a new job for some people is…

  I work across all levels of the market and with lawyers who work in a variety of environments.  Some of these environments are more flexible than others and never is this more evident than when it comes to arranging interviews. Having discussed your motivations,

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Alternative careers for solicitors – do you need one?

Work-life balance is a phrase that is discussed so much in the legal industry it has almost become a cliché. Solicitors talk about it, stress its importance and sometimes joke about their failure to achieve it. Working in the law can take its toll, potentially

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The Law and the Economy

How do I become a document review lawyer?

BCL Legal is one of the largest suppliers of document review lawyers to law firms and outsourcing companies in London. We are often asked by lawyers who haven’t worked in document review projects before “how do I become a document review lawyer?” Document review roles

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Should I be looking for a new job?

You’ve spent a considerable amount of time with your current employer and are unsure as to whether now would be a good time for you to look for a new role. Which factors should you be re-assessing before making this decision? Imagine the ‘ideal’ role

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NQ Preparation 2018

With lots of impending changes particularly within the PI and Insurance market it’s really important you prepare well for any interviews you have. There are still lots of great roles with in the PI market for NQ solicitors; however competition is fierce, particularly in the

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From law to recruitment – how did I end up here?

I can picture myself in 2010, bright eyed and bushy tailed (or if we are being realistic, a bit worse for wear after a fresher’s night out) at a university careers talk. If you had approached me then and asked what I would be doing

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