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Legal Job Interview Questions

Preparing for legal job interview questions can be quite traumatic, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some quick tips to help you prepare. Preparing for a job interview So your job search may be coming to an end. All you need to do is get past the upcoming interview. So here's what you [...]

By | 2017-08-13T13:50:03+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Legal Job Interview Questions|0 Comments

Six simple steps to smashing your next job interview

Job interviews can be challenging, especially when  it is a job you are really interested in. Here are six simple steps for your next job interview. 1. Be prepared! Study the job description and be ready to answer questions relating to the inclusions, and how your skills and experience fit the job brief. Get to [...]

By | 2017-08-02T12:10:05+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Candidate Tips, Career Resources, Lawyer|0 Comments

Does your firm’s website pass the test

Your website reflects your brand and personality. Not only do potential clients view it when searching for legal services, but potential candidates as well. Be sure to make a favourable first impression. Below is an article from Zaliet (our guest blogger), the only global provider of personalised websites for small law firms. Today they are [...]

By | 2017-08-02T11:53:14+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

What I wish I’d known as a new lawyer

What makes the difference between a fresh graduate and a veteran lawyer often comes down to details – writing an email so a client clearly understands their legal options, or contributing effectively to a business meeting to win new work or consolidate an existing relationship. In August, The College of Law is hosting a one-day [...]

By | 2017-08-02T12:12:31+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Australian Law, Candidate Tips, Law, Lawyer, Legal Education|0 Comments

Top five mistakes candidates make – and how to avoid them

As recruiters, we hear, see and are sometimes purely surprised by some of the easily avoided but common mistakes we see in the recruitment process. Here are some tips to help you along the recruitment process. 1. Overdoing a cover letter There are circumstances that do require cover letters. Cover letters are not the place [...]

By | 2017-07-28T00:56:38+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Australian Law, Candidate Tips, Career Resources, Law, Lawyer|0 Comments

Why good lawyers are like fresh milk

Good lawyers are like fresh milk - they are a perishable commodity and if you don’t act quickly they will be gone. In the 17 years that I’ve been recruiting lawyers, I have never seen a market quite like the current. For whatever macro or micro-economic factors are at play, there is a certain bullish [...]

By | 2017-07-27T16:00:57+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Australian Law, Lawyer, recruitment strategy, Using Recruiters|0 Comments

Hey Partners, “what have you done for me lately?”

You’ve put in the hours, made compromises and sacrificed big for your firm. At some point, you’ve started to wonder whether it’s really worth sticking it out. Only you know when it’s time to move on. But if the headline caught your attention, chances are you’ve at least thought about what the next move might be. So, [...]

By | 2017-07-27T16:00:57+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Australian Law, Candidate Tips, CPD, Law, Lawyer, Legal Education|0 Comments

Google map your career in 3 steps

The importance of setting goals can be likened to consulting a map. If you're setting out to go somewhere you haven’t been to before, you're more likely than not to need a map to help you get there. Setting goals is similar when considering your career map. 1. Set career goals To ensure that your goals [...]

By | 2017-07-27T16:00:57+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Australian Law, Candidate Tips, CPD, Law, Lawyer, Legal Education|0 Comments

Use WD-40 to make your next job search smoother

Ok maybe not literally. We all know WD-40 the trusty anti-corrosive, right? Bet you didn’t know that the ‘WD’ stands for 'Water Displacement', but of more relevance is the ‘40’. Inventor Nom Larsen spent 5 years and had 39 failed attempts before he cracked it - hence WD-40. Sometimes job hunting can seem a bit [...]

By | 2017-07-27T16:00:57+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Candidate Tips, Career Resources, Law, Lawyer, Using Recruiters|0 Comments

6 steps for hiring Lawyers

1. Don't hire if you don't have to Despite making a living from placing lawyers, I recommend my clients look at their surroundings and canvas all the alternatives before hiring a new person. Is the role necessary? Can existing staff take up the slack? Are their capabilities in-house already available who can transfer into [...]

By | 2017-07-27T16:00:57+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Australian Law, Lawyer, recruitment strategy, Using Recruiters|0 Comments