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Retaining Top Talent: Creating a Positive Candidate Experience in the Legal Market

In today's highly competitive legal market, attracting and retaining top talent requires more than just a competitive salary and benefits package. Law firms must prioritise creating a positive candidate experience spanning from the initial application stage to the final decision. Why? Because in a market where skilled legal professionals have plentiful options, a positive experience can serve as the decisive…

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Salary Negotiation Strategies: Securing What You Deserve in Your Legal Career

Negotiating a salary increase might seem daunting, but understanding key strategies and tactics can empower you to achieve your desired outcome. In this blog, we explore several helpful approaches to confidently navigate the negotiation process and achieve the salary you deserve. Know Your Worth Before negotiations, research typical salaries for your role and experience level. Consider factors like location, company…

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Making a Positive First Impression: Your Guide to a Successful First Day at a New Job

Starting a new job is both thrilling and nerve-wracking, and it's crucial to leave a lasting positive impression on your first day. In this blog, we'll provide you with valuable tips and strategies to help you navigate your first day with confidence and make a stellar impression on your new colleagues. Dress appropriately This means dressing in a way that…

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Celebrating 15 years in business

Fifteen years ago, I took a leap of faith and launched my own legal recruitment business. Back then, it was a pivotal decision, but looking back, it stands as one of the most rewarding choices I've ever made. I started my career over 20 years ago as a recruiter in the legal profession having qualified and practised as a Solicitor…

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The Legal Recruitment Market in the UK: Current Trends and Outlook

The legal recruitment market in the UK is currently very competitive driven by various factors that have shaped its dynamics.  In this blog, we will explore the key contributors to this competitiveness and highlight the crucial factors law firms need to consider in order to attract and retain top legal talent. Factors Driving Competitiveness Increasing demand for legal services: The…

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Tips and Tricks for Succeeding in Your Next Interview

Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with the right preparation and mindset, you can increase your chances of landing your dream job. In this blog, I wanted to share some interview tips to help you sail through your next interview: Research the Firm Before your interview, do some research on the company you're interviewing with. Find out what they…

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Making Work-Life Balance Work for You: Tips For a Happier And Healthier Life

All of us lead hectic lives. Personally, I work full-time, manage my own business, and am responsible for two children (aged 17 and 11), a husband, the household, and various administrative tasks. I never anticipated receiving so many emails from school, and there seem to be endless activities that require transportation, such as boxing, Taekwondo, and part-time work for our…

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How has the legal job market changed since Covid?

Claire Cox is the founder of Bailey Hunter Ltd, a former Solicitor and legal recruiter with over 20 years experience. So a lot of things have changed in the world since the pandemic arrived in 2020. But I do feel the legal profession have embraced the changes the pandemic has brought and adapted accordingly. One of the biggest changes I’m…

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