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Category Archives: CV

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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CV Tips: Personal Injury and Other Target Driven Industries

It is surprising how many CVs I come across that are not well-formatted given all of the tips and tricks on the internet. I don’t know about you but when I have made applications in the past (before I joined BCL Legal, of course) I

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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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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

How to prepare a legal CV

I’m going back to basics in my blog this month; how to write a good legal CV. Your CV is crucial to your job search. In the same way that first impressions count when you meet people in person, your CV and particularly it’s tone,

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Being the new guy

Why should you work with a recruiter exclusively? What are the benefits to you?

Caution: Vested interest to declare, I`m a legal recruiter! I`m going to tell you my thought process when recruiting in different situations and so by the end of this short blog you can determine what version of, recruiter/me, you would prefer to work with. The

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Career Plans

Top tips for success at your NQ interview

What I have noticed in recent times is that, more often than not, lawyers interviewing for NQ roles are subject to a technical test coupled with a conventional CV based face to face meeting with recruiting partners. This may not ring true across all disciplines

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

Why is a photo on your CV seen as creepy? – Should you include a photo on your CV

A recent article from the online news site Quartz picked up on the topic of photos attached to your resumé (CV). With the fabulous headline, ‘your social media profile makes you human. Why is it creepy on resumés?’, the article seeks to highlight some of

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

Recruiting right now? How your internal recruitment team can make or break the process for you

The premise of my blog may seem rather odd, as you would expect a company’s internal recruitment function to have its best interests at heart, however in a significant number of cases this is simply not the case. A good internal recruitment function can be

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A marathon or a sprint?

No feedback on a job application?

Let’s face it. The process of securing a new job can be pretty stressful. In fact it is often listed in the top 10 most stressful events you will experience during your life. So the last thing you need when you do embark on the

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

Be warned: this is what your overly wordy CV tells me about you

I have just opened up a CV of a senior lawyer and immediately my heart has plummeted. All I can see are words – 1600 of them in 10 fulsome paragraphs with the odd spattering of bullet points. I have read in the past that

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Preparation is the Key

2017 is proving to be an interesting year in the insurance market with some of the big nationals looking to bolster their Manchester teams, largely we are seeing massive recruitment in RTA and Fraud. There have been lots of changes in the legal market place

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