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Tips from Australian of the Year

On Tuesday I attended a recruitment conference in Sydney. After a two year covid induced hiatus it was great to back with industry colleagues face to face. One of the key values of our organisation is lifelong learning and even after 23 years of recruiting there is still so much to learn. The latest tools

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Elias Legal Jobs Index Report Q3 2022

The legal jobs market is continuing to be buoyant. Demand is outstripping supply in a candidate short market. The national unemployment rate is dropping below 4% and in legal is less than that. Candidates have the bargaining positions, and we are seeing increased demand for flexible work practices. The “work from home” genie cannot be

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Australian Law

New Years’ Resolution

Like many, each new year I make a resolution to get fitter. This year I have actually kept to it (four weeks in) and have reduced my carb and sugar intake. I still need to increase the exercise though. Professionally – are you “hiring fit”? Hiring fitness is an important part of any company’s people

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Australian Law

The Great Hesitation

“The Great Resignation” has received a lot of press.  There is no doubt that this phenomenon has hit the US, in particular.  According to PricewaterhouseCoopers US Pulse survey in August 2021, 65% of employees said they are looking for a new job and 88% of executives said their company is experiencing higher turnover than normal.

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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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Elias Legal Jobs Index Q1 FY22

I am writing this just coming out of 107 days of lockdown in Sydney so how the potential new outbreak affects business confidence is an unknown. Most lawyers I am speaking to are still very bullish and aggressively hiring across most practice areas and levels. We are starting to find face to face interviews are

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Law

Where are all the lawyers?

Recently I marked 22 years in the legal recruitment industry and I must say that despite any prediction I had when the pandemic hit the market has gone from strength to strength in terms of demand of high-quality lawyers. I have never seen such a candidate short market previously. So where have all the candidates

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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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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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