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Category Archives: Recruiter

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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I don’t understand my notice period, can you help?

Most people (not all) know what their notice period is as in most circumstances it’s clearly stated in their contract of employment, or employment terms and conditions. But believe it or not, I’m asked this question a lot: I don’t understand my notice period, can

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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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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

When should I start applying for a newly qualified (NQ) solicitor job?

You’ve given two years of your life to your training firm, relentlessly portrayed the best version of yourself, put in the effort and the hours (and sometimes tears), yet there’s no guarantee of a job at the end of it. It seems so unfair, but

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Good recruiters are superheroes!

An interviewee from the legal profession recently asked me what I thought were the top three attributes it took to make a good recruitment consultant (answer to follow), but the bottom line is that a good recruiter is a Superhero, such is the rare blend

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Should I apply for a new job?

There are various factors to take into account when deciding to apply for a new role but with the market being as competitive as it is, bear in mind, prospective employers are now more likely to be inclusive rather than exclusive when considering applications for

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The importance of meeting your recruiter

Nobody knows your business better than you! When we take a brief for a vacancy we make every effort to get to fully understand your requirements and the wider implications to the business. This is important for two reasons, firstly so we can make sure

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

New job

Well, it’s finally 2018!! I love spring; it is arguably my favourite time of year and full of transformations. I love how the temperature rises to a much favourable degree, a great contrast to the last few weeks of December – snow, ice, freezing cold

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How to benefit from using a recruitment consultant

It is not often that I speak to a candidate that is not using other recruitment agencies to help with their job search. This can become confusing and more often than not, you won’t be able to remember which agency you have spoken to never

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Are you afraid to read this blog?

Where do I fit in?

I find that my morning train journey is a good time for philosophical thought, which often seems more like an existential crisis come to think of it. But as I sit there gazing out of the window moving at 125 miles per hour through the

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It’s a conveyancers world

What time of year is best to secure a new job?

Is it just me or has it started to feel a little bit chillier? Dark nights, leaves falling and festive lights going up, Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year. I mean we’ve not even had bonfire night yet and the lights are

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