Category: Candidate Tips

Simone Allan and NPAworldwide chair Jason Elias
Australian Law

The Spirit of Collaboration

Many of you may know that Elias Recruitment works closely with other agencies to expand opportunities for our candidates and widen the talent pool for our clients. Part of this is through  network called NPAworldwide. I have been lucky to be involved in the leadership and was recently the Chairman of the Board from March 2020

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REFLECTIONS ON 2021
Candidate Tips

REFLECTIONS ON 2021

There is an old Chinese saying “Better to be a dog in times of tranquility than a human in times of chaos”. I am not sure if I subscribe to this as 2021 was indeed a year of chaos but at the same time, there were many positives. We started Elias Recruitment in May 2000 and

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Candidate Tips

Getting Candidates to Say Yes during Covid

After 21 years of recruiting, one of the most frustrating discussions is having to tell a client that the candidate has knocked back their offer. You get to the end of the process after numerous interviews and meetings and discussions and then find out that you are back at square one. Now, in a competitive

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legal jobs
Australian Law

Current state of the legal job market

After 21 years in legal recruitment, I thought I knew a thing or two about the market. After all I had lived through the 2001 Recession and the Global Financial Crisis. I predicted when Covid hit that there would be mass lay-offs and very few job requirements and a deluge of quality candidates struggling to

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Australian Law

Uncertain times- don’t worry, we are in your corner

Sometimes you need to talk to someone about your career. It is dangerous to speak to colleagues at work so an objective outsider with industry experience is a good option. Here is where an experienced consultant can help. Elias Recruitment has over 20 years helping legal professionals in private practice and in-house legal roles. Our

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how to position yourself for approaches
Australian Law

How to position yourself for approaches – Headhunting…

A few touches to your mobile phone and your groceries, an Uber or a pizza come to you. So why not a job? Many of the best jobs are never advertised so how do you hear about them? Good employers know that the best lawyers are so busy running their practices that they don’t have

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Four Ways to Pimp Your CV
Australian Law

Four Easy Ways To Pimp Your CV

A study by US job board The Ladders found that you have 6 seconds to make an impact or you land in the “Reject” pile. Recruiters (whether agency or internal) tend to zone in on: Name Current title and employer How long you have been at your current workplace and if you are still there

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Seven Suprising Trends During Covid
Australian Law

Seven Surprising Trends During Covid

Tenders Lawyers Weekly recently reported instead of a decrease in projects due to the pandemic, it appears there is an increase in tender and bidding activity. Coronavirus is forcing a more tech-focused approach which is good news for law firms that were innovative in tech in the pre-pandemic world. Flexibility Whilst there was already a

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Dream Job blog
Australian Law

The Dream Job. Are you ready if it knocks on your door?

You are happy  in your job.  But let’s face it.  It’s a job.  A means to an end.  But what if your dream job was right around the corner.  What if an employer was proactively seeking their next superstar and that star was YOU?   Would you be ready? Here are some ideas on how to

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