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The bold new legal frontier: cryptocurrency/digital assets

As part of my role as an in-house legal recruiter, I’m tasked to forecast legal recruitment trends. And as part of my life as a perennial explorer of technological advancement, I’m addicted to learning what’s on the horizon. I’ll also confess that I’m an everyday

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Brexit - Where are the facts?

Brexit – Where are the facts?

Is it just me or is it near on impossible to get a straight answer on what actually will happen if we vote to leave Europe? The count down to the referendum is getting very close and I really don’t know which way to go!

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Interview Tips – Not so tricky questions…

I have attended various graduate events recently and whilst speaking with candidates about how to secure their perfect role the most common questions I have been asked are around how to handle specific ‘tricky’ interview questions. This got me thinking about all the times I

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BCL Graduates attend BPP & University of Law Careers Fairs

Last week was a busy week at BCL Graduates as we attended Careers Fairs at both the University of Law in Chester and the 2015 Paralegal Recruitment Fair at BPP Manchester. The fairs were an opportunity for students, who are about to complete their LLB,

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Assessment centres: what’s all the stress about?

So after all your hard work in the application process you finally get invited to an interview only to find out the first stage in the process is the dreaded “assessment centre” For those of you who’ve had the joy of attending assessment centres, I’m

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BCL Legal’s Vicky Clark Supports UCLan and Manchester BPP Law Schools

It’s been very busy this week helping graduates at bclgraduates.com. Vicky Clark – director at BCL Graduates & BCL Legal – was invited by UCLan and Manchester BPP Law schools to participate in panel presentations to the organisations’ students.   At UCLan, Vicky alongside David

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BCL Graduates present to the Law School at University of Central Lancashire

On the 21st January 2015 Vicky Clark – Director of BCL Graduates & BCL Legal presented to 50 final year LPC students from the Law School at the University of Central Lancashire. Introducing the event was Wendy Backhouse Senior Lecturer in Law at UCLAN.  The

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Is university getting easier?

This morning I noticed that The Metro had reported that 70% of undergraduate students are now leaving university with a 2:1 or above. This coupled with the fact that the number of students gaining a first class degree has doubled over the past decade points

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The apprentice- you’re hired!

I first started at BCL Legal in 2012 as an apprentice in the consultancy support team after gaining my qualification in food studies. Jumping from a passion for food and wine to a desire to work in administration might not seem the most obvious leap,

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BCL Graduates attends University of Northampton careers in Law day

On 16th of October BCL Graduates attended the Careers in Law day at the University of Northampton. The fair was an opportunity for students, who have just completed their LLB, LPC or BPTC, to meet organisations who can provide law graduates with opportunities after their

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Fail to Prepare – Prepare to Fail

Last week a report was published that said despite spending around 48 weeks per year in the office, candidates spend six times as long researching their holiday compared to potential employers. Glassdoor’s study revealed that despite the average full-time UK employee spending 1,680 hours a

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“Thank you for your application, but…” – the frustration of being a law graduate

“Thank you for applying for this vacancy, unfortunately as you have no experience for this position we are unable to take your application further” How many times have LLB and LPC grads heard this? Sometimes you can apply for 100 jobs and they all come

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