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Category Archives: Career talks/seminars

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

Should I stay or should I go? Six good reasons for moving on from your current firm.

Changing jobs – it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. It’s usually something that takes a considerable amount of thought; some self reflection and a reasonable amount of time before we decide to pursue this path. Let’s face facts – we spend a lot

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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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Shocking behaviour in the recruitment process, you might be surprised by who!

Is the legal profession lagging behind others when it comes to focusing so heavily on school and university grades?

Two articles caught my attention in the past couple of weeks. The first was on www.thelawyer.com and was titled “My career story: I left school at 16 – now I’m a partner” and tells the story of Donna McCarthy, a partner at Devonshires. From a

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

What a fantastic evening was had by all at BCL Legal Birmingham’s annual NQ Careers Talk held at The Botanist on Thursday evening. Without an empty seat in the room, despite 80 mph gales and the onslaught of storm Doris, the seminar was a huge

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Big brother is watching you…

Attracting and retaining talent in a competitive market

Hiring the best people is not an easy task in any industry, legal included, yet it is vitally important to the success of any team. In a confident legal market with work available, finding a talented, successful and driven lawyer who can work well in

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Why Use a Recruitment Consultant When You Can Do It Yourself?

Welcome Drinks with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Junior Lawyers Division

Despite the fact we are expecting the return of Summer for a few days this month with some lovely hot weather, September is now well and truly upon us and most people have that ‘back to school’ feeling after the Summer holidays, whether you have

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Home is where the heart is!

UK vs. Middle East: Working Relationships

As you may have read in my previous blog, I have recently moved back to the UK following 2 ½ years of recruiting in the Middle East. It will not be a massive shock but the Midlands and the Middle Eastern markets could not be

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Are you afraid to read this blog?

What do you do at the weekend?

Do you remember when you were back in school and there was that one lesson, usually around the time you were applying for work experience, when the teacher sat the whole class down and talked you through writing a CV? Back then when you’re 15

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How to prepare for an interview

Careers Fair

My colleague and I attended a Leavers Fair based at the University of Law in Moorgate. This was a fantastic opportunity for us who specialise in recruiting into the London Private Practice market to meet with recent LPC graduates who were ready to kick start

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Career Plans

Career Plans

I have spent weeks planning a long weekend away in the Cotswolds for my dad’s 60th Birthday, which we went away for recently. Thankfully it turned out to be a very relaxing weekend and my dad enjoyed his 60th birthday away from the usual hustle

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Is it Time for Change?

BCL Graduates

On 13th April BCL Graduates attended the Careers in Law day at the Manchester Law School. The fair was an opportunity for students, who have just completed their LL.B, LPC or BPTC, to meet organisations who can provide law graduates with opportunities after their studies. The fair

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