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Category Archives: Internal recruitment

The two-sided interview: why you need to interview your interviewer!

Looking for a job can be an anxious-ridden time. You might’ve worked with your current employer for a long period, or maybe you’ve worked on a few shorter-term contracts; one thing’s for sure every job seeker wants to join a business with a future ahead

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How to choose a good recruitment agency

BCL Legal is a recruitment agency that specialises in legal recruitment and I head up the team responsible for recruiting and developing our employees. I’ve just been sent an email from a legal recruitment agency (which will remain nameless) in the south of England.  They’re

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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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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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From legal practice to recruitment – how did I end up here?

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

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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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The Apprentice Week 2: “Fur Trees”, Breakdancing and Keeping Score

And so we come to week two. I went to see Blade Runner 2049 at the weekend. Amongst other things, the film throws up some big existential questions: what is a soul? What is it to be human? Isn’t Ryan Gosling’s hair nice? But none

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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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Don’t believe the hype

Why choose recruitment?

Many of our recruiters at BCL Legal are ex lawyers who have taken the decision to change career whilst still utilizing their legal knowledge. Thinking of moving out of law when you have gone through extensive and often costly training is a hard decision to

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A guide to working as a temporary document review lawyer

BCL Legal – What it’s like on the inside…

My name is Joe Blackburn and I’m a geography student in my final year at Newcastle Uni. At some point in the last year I decided I was going to take a brave punt and attempt to enter the recruitment industry. With a spare week on

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Nick Fear

BCL Legal – Why wouldn’t you work here?

It is a source of considerable perplexity that BCL Legal continues to grow our presence across the Midlands and South West, whilst our competitors appear to be standing still. Our growth isn’t about “bums on seats” but it is a necessity to continue to try

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Paralegals - Should I stay or should I go?

Back to BCL Legal, the right role?

I first encountered BCL Legal in 2004 when I entrusted them with my next career move. As it happens that career move ended up being with BCL Legal as their first employee! I did move on from BCL Legal and went back into practice but

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