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Category Archives: Counter offer

Being the new guy

How do I negotiate a job offer?

There are two negotiating positions in the world of recruitment: –          The Employer –          The Lawyer If the demands and needs of both positions align, we hit the Goldilocks Zone and the offer’s accepted. If they don’t, the offer’s refused and it’s back to the

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

Essential tips on how to hand in your notice to ensure it’s a smooth ride

The thought of handing in your notice after several years of service is pretty daunting. You worry how the news will be received, and want to ensure things stay positive as you serve it out (usually 3 months in the legal profession). You might also worry

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

Should I use a recruiter or do I search for my own job?

When you make the first move to embark on the daunting task of changing jobs, where do you start? Typically typing ‘recruitment’ or ‘law’ or ‘fee earner’ sends your search engine into absolute over drive, you become faced with a sea of job links and

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How to win the recruitment war

I am working with five different businesses, all based in Manchester, who are looking for the same qualities in their next legal hire. • 2-5 years PQE • Strong academics • Reputable training • Some industry experience (ideally) These businesses range from a FTSE250 technology business to a well

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Should I accept a job offer right away?

I’m asked this question a lot. It’s an exciting time and a huge relief to receive a job offer, isn’t it? So why would someone go through the lengthy process of tailoring their CV and attend multiple interviews only to reject it? Each firm has weighed you up

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Do I stay or do I go?

It’s always a tricky situation, if only we all had a crystal ball and could predict how things will turn out. Do I take the gamble and hope this solves all the problems that led to this decision or do I battle it out and

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Should I accept the counter offer?

Great news, the firm would like to make you an offer to join the team. After going through a gruelling interview process, you have done it, the job is yours! All that’s left to do is to inform your current employer and hand in your

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Pitfalls of lengthy notice periods

Pitfalls of lengthy notice periods

Notice periods can be a minefield, particularly if they are lengthy! Joanne Lack, manager at BCL Legal, discusses the pitfalls of a lengthy notice period from both a job seeker’s and employer’s perspective. Job Seeker It is often acknowledged that when serving a lengthy notice

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Should I stay or should I go?  Handling a counter offer.

Should I stay or should I go? Handling a counter offer.

Embarking on your search for a new role in the law can be a time consuming and stressful experience. From drafting a CV, to preparing for interviews and negotiating an offer, the process can be draining, particularly when you are busy at work. Finally you

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8 Common Body Language Mistakes

Counter offers – “too little, too late”?

The Recruitment Grapevine ran an article this week which featured statistics indicating that counter offers are becoming more common in specialised fields of work, despite concerns about employees’ long term commitments to their jobs. Interestingly however many counter offers are “too little, too late”. The

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In house legal vacancies and automated testing procedures

Should I stay or should I go?

A counter offer or ‘buyback’ situation is when an organisation attempts to persuade an employee who has handed in their notice to stay with the organisation. This persuasion can take several forms, the most obvious being a pay rise. Nearly three quarters of counter offers

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Should I stay or should I go?  Handling a counter offer.

How to handle a counter offer

How to handle a counter offer Looking for a new legal job can be a time consuming and stressful experience. From drafting a CV to approaching firms, preparing for interviews and negotiating an offer, the process can be long and drawn out.  Finally you secure

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