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Category Archives: Legal Recruitment

Why is it important to have loyal employees?

Loyal employees are a major asset to the success of any company. What’s interesting, is I often find businesses assume their employees’ loyalty; a belief this comes automatically because the employee is in a steady job. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Loyalty isn’t

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I work as an interim Document Review Lawyer – is overtime compulsory?

I’ve placed hundred of lawyers into temporary document review projects over the past few years and candidates who are new to the area, or interested in embarking on their first project, ask the above frequently. There isn’t a clear yes or no answer. The answer

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Why is a good legal recruiter important in my job search?

Choosing a good legal recruiter is a crucial first step in your job search, so it’s important to choose wisely. I say this as I’ve just spoken to a candidate whose CV was sent to a firm by a recruiter operating outside their remit, and

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What are some of the benefits to a company in hiring an In-house lawyer?

How to work with recruiters effectively – what to be mindful of

I’ve spent the last 17 years building up my contacts and relationships in the North-West legal community. When you ask me to find you a lawyer, I use every one of those 17 years to think of who I know, who’d like your opportunity, and

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What can I do if my job role changes?

Securing your dream job is a fantastic feeling: from the interview stage to your very first day. The main goal of any job search is to secure an opportunity with a firm that makes you happy and keeps you satisfied. However, sometimes the job you

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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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A Route to Success

Should I tell a recruiter my salary and benefits package?

It seems this is a somewhat controversial topic. I’ve come across a handful of blogs that take the standpoint: this is private and should remain confidential. Some suggest the only reason a recruiter wants to know this information is to cap any offers that are

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The importance of maintaining momentum during the recruitment process

Recruitment is a fairly long process for all parties involved. There are a number of key milestones and no one expects things to happen overnight. However, unnecessary and avoidable delays occur all too frequently. The result: each party misses out on their ideal outcome. Taking

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Fake News Facebook – Time to move on?

Questions we’ve been asking ourselves…  1) How did they let this happen? 2) Did they influence election results? 3) Should we boycott Facebook? The simplistic answers seem to be… 1) They did it in pursuit of profits 2) Yes, they did 3) No, not really

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

How do I network effectively? Top tips

Networking in today’s market is becoming faster and easier than ever. With the increase of online networking sites in addition to social media, the face-to-face world of networking is fast-becoming undervalued. Today’s professionals are time poor, so why would they want to spend their evenings attending networking

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The major problem with staying too long in your job…

Back in the old days, job security it seemed was most people’s main criteria when looking for that ‘job for life’. People wanted a job in a huge corporation that would keep them employed until retirement or the final salary pension made it pointless to

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

Do I need more money?

Money is always an interesting topic of conversation, no matter where you are or who you’re talking to. In some circles it’ll be a passing thought, in others it’ll be treated with the greatest of importance, and then some will see it as a hindrance

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