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Category Archives: Recruiter

Self-improvement during the ups and downs of a career in recruitment

Overall, a job in recruitment is a brilliant one, but even for those who love it, there are plenty of ups and downs and although this applies to all jobs, recruitment has an undeniable ‘rollercoaster’ reputation.  The ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ When everything’s going well your

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Have millennial lawyers got the right idea?

Recently, there’ve been a lot of articles reporting a rise in millennials who are ‘quitting’ their lucrative careers to live life differently. Headlines include: ‘Why more millennials are quitting lucrative jobs to travel’ and ‘43 per cent of millennials plan to quit their job within

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Tips on how to stay in control of your legal job search

So. you’re looking for a new job, you’ve registered with the well-known job boards and a couple of the better-known agencies; now you can sit back and wait for the interviews to a role in. If only it was this simple. All too often candidates find

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

The questions you must ask yourself before you enter into the recruitment process

Commitment is an essential component of job hunting, and whilst this might seem an obvious point to make, it’s important to stress it to anyone entering – or considering entering – the recruitment process. If you decide to engage with a firm in relation to

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How your level of honesty with a recruiter contributes to the success of your job search

Considering a career change is a crucial time and because of this most job seekers will opt to work with one or more recruiters. One of the key benefits of utilising a recruitment service is their vested interest in finding the perfect match for both

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Working with a legal recruiter? Why it’s important to pick up the phone rather than email

“When’s the best time to call you back?” This is a line I use day in and day out when speaking to lawyer or paralegal candidates. Although I understand how tricky it is to pick up the phone during work hours, especially when you’re sat in

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I’ll soon be an NQ lawyer, should I have a job backup plan?

The end is in sight! You’ve completed your degree, perhaps the GDL, the LPC and now two years as a trainee. You’re about to become a solicitor, but first, you need to find out if you’re being retained. It’s a tense and nerve-racking time. That’s

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Can the choice of words used in a job ad affect the prospective employer’s performance and profitability?

According to a recent BBC article, the answer is yes. Why? Because the way a job advert is written determines who applies. If a job advert excludes a certain demographic or deters lawyers of a certain age, gender, or level, then a pool of talent is potentially

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What’s your value – as a lawyer – in today’s market?

Most of the client presentations I’ve recently been to, emphasise how “tight” the current market is (when it comes to obtaining top talent).  Firms are increasingly clued up on the business cost of losing good people: the time it takes to refill the job, along

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One of the most important elements of legal job satisfaction

I’ve worked in legal recruitment for the better part of five years now, and at the tender age of 31, I feel as if I’ve finally found what I want to do in terms of my long-term career: where I want to be and where

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Road Digging: An Associate’s Tale

It’s June 2008 on a hazy summer day in the Strand, London. Tourists are flocking and the pigeons from Trafalgar Square have been kicked out by Ken, so are watching from afar as the road worker starts up his pneumatic hammer. Bang! A jolt of

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BTSS events: the upcoming Secret Garden Party, and the stand out benefits from getting involved with industry networking groups

The Birmingham Trainee Solicitors’ Society (or BTSS as it’s more commonly known) is made up of over 300 newly qualified solicitors, trainee solicitors, paralegals and post-graduate law students across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands. As a junior lawyer, there’s no better forum to get

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