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Category Archives: Interview

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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What do I do if I can’t make an interview?

There are a number of reasons why you might have to cancel or reschedule an interview. We as recruiters understand this and so do our clients. The key is to communicate any delays or problems as soon as possible. This allows for two things, firstly

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Do I have to accept a job offer straight away?

This question is one that we are continually asked. It is a very exciting time and a huge relief to get a job offer isn’t it? Why would someone go through the process of sorting a CV, going to multiple interviews, finally getting an offer

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Does your recruiter’s brand affect your job search?

What is the one key mistake most Solicitors make at interview?

Imagine that you are a law firm Partner interviewing someone with a view to employing them in your team. What is the one key attribute that you would value above all others? Imagine you are a manager in almost any type of business setting and

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Following up after a job offer

The job of a good recruiter doesn’t stop when you have the job! You speak to us because you want a new job; we get you a new job, why do you need to speak to us again?! As whacky as this sounds, I think

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Career Plans

What not to do at an interview!

This is a little follow up on my previous blog about how to succeed at interviews. This however is about putting the shoe on the other foot and looking at top tips at what not to do at interview! I recently met with a couple

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Assessing your options

Questions to expect in an interview

Interviews are a funny thing – they are supposed to be a two-way process and a really good way for both sides to get to know each other. Ultimately, if all goes well you will be spending a large amount of time with each other

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Try not to bring your negative experiences to interview

The vast majority of lawyers that I am working with – in helping them find their next career move- are looking for what I would describe as positive moves, i.e., nothing is bad where they are, it is more about looking for the next career

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

How do I remain calm?

Ever heard the metaphor about the swan? We see the swan moving gracefully across the lake like a picture of elegance, but what you don’t see is what’s happening beneath the water; the webbed feet furiously paddling in order to keep the swan in the

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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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Don't let your academics hold you back

Questions to ask in a legal interview

A two-way street; questions to ask and points to avoid in a legal interview An interview should be viewed as a two-way street – traffic should flow in both directions. Too often candidates feel that the interviewer holds all the power but in a thriving

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Offered the job at the interview!

Have you ever been offered a job in the interview? How did you handle the situation? This month I have been working with two candidates who were offered the job in the interview. The two situations had two very different outcomes. First, to give you

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