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Category Archives: Legal Recruitment

Who are you trying to fool… just be honest… everything can be sorted except lies

As a recruiter everyday we deal with people, over days, weeks, months and years that adds up to a lot of people. And a lot of ‘changing’ situations. Thankfully the vast majority of the lawyers that we deal with are honest, discerning and caring individuals.

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Which area of law should I qualify into?

 When you first decided to pursue a career in law, you probably wouldn’t have thought as far down the line as which specific area of law you wanted to qualify into (as an ex-solicitor I know I didn’t!).  It was probably enough to focus on

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What Questions will you be asked in an interview?

So you’ve secured the interview, you’ve read through your CV and you are about to go in….but have you thought about what they are going to ask you? If you were interviewing at Oxbridge they might ask you something like “Ladybirds are red.  So are

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Your wish is my command…

How to ask for a pay rise

I recently got into a debate with a friend of mine over whether she should get a pay rise because she had been loyal to that particular company for another year. Her main argument, in a nutshell being, that your loyalty should be reflected in

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Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

Interview Preparation

So you updated your CV, we’ve had a chat and ascertained what is driving your search and we have identified some options with firms that could provide you that next step in your career. We agree that I, as your recruitment consultant, will approach the

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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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Should I call my recruiter?

Has anyone ever told you communication is key? Whatever the relationship, communication between relevant parties is important in all walks of life. This remains vitally important when it comes to the relationship between a recruiter and a candidate. Having a constant line of communication is

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

Communication is key – it’s a two way street

We aim to provide second to none service to our clients and the lawyers that we work with at all times. What I would say is that in order to do this communication is absolutely key both ways. I appreciate that we are all busy

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Greed, Ignorance and Recruitment Consultants

I’m always happy to take a call. Many is the Saturday morning when PPI cold callers and Marketing Lifestyle Survey screeners actually hang up on me as I ask them about their plans for the rest of weekend and what they had for dinner last

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

How much do British workers like their jobs and pay?

Last year, YouGov ran a poll to ascertain how many British workers liked their job and their wages. Producing an outcome that certainly surprised me, given our well documented period of austerity and inflation, the results confirmed that almost half of us – the 1,133

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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Adultery

I recently read an article in the New Yorker about infidelity and how society’s attitude towards promiscuity has changed in recent years. Forget the swinging 60s and the free love movement, the noughties gave us Tinder et al., which has made the amorous activities of

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What is the East Midlands Legal Market Like?

2017 has come and gone and with it so many things have a changed in both our personal and professional lives. It has been a year of adjusting; adjusting to the various changes we have endured on many fronts. Personally speaking, I have changed disciplines

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