Negotiating your salary in a declining job market

As quoted in Legal Practice Intelligence Publication | 7 November 2019 Since May 2019, the number of Solicitor positions advertised on the internet* has declined each month. For each of those months the decline has been getting bigger as a percentage compared to the previous year. Job ads for Solicitors in September 2019 were down [...]

By |2019-11-07T05:58:46+00:00November 7th, 2019|Career Resources|0 Comments

Four easy mistakes candidates make – and how to avoid them

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

By |2019-11-06T23:44:00+00:00November 6th, 2019|Candidate Tips, Lawyer, Legal Job Interview Questions|0 Comments

Research potential employers before applying for a job.

Extensively Research the Company. Your biggest advantage is information, and almost everything you need to know about a company can be found online. Here are the questions to answer about the company you’re applying for: • What does the firm/company do? • What is their culture like? • What kind of people do they typically [...]

By |2019-10-23T01:35:37+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Candidate Tips, Career Resources, Law, Lawyer, Legal Education|0 Comments

Are you looking for a recruiter?

Just speak to Elias Recruitment. Seriously though, with almost 20 years of being dedicated legal recruitment specialists and helping legal professionals move both within practice and into in-house legal roles, we are a safe pair of hands with your next career transition. We can offer expert advice and insight into which opportunities will best suit [...]

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 [...]

Getting your CV ready

A study by The Ladders found that professional recruiters give most resumes an initial 6 second review to look at key details before deciding whether to contact you for an interview. During that 6 second window recruiters are quickly scanning: Name Current title and employer Current position start date – and if you are still employed [...]

By |2019-08-29T01:09:17+00:00August 29th, 2019|Law, Lawyer, Legal Job Interview Questions|0 Comments

Get your credentials and qualifications up to date

You need to ensure that you have been keeping up with all your CPD requirements, and also there are many additional courses and qualifications. We’d recommend our sister site, Bulletpoints ( as a marketplace that allows you to find, book and track all of your CPD requirements. Bulletpoints aggregates courses from over 25 different legal [...]

By |2019-08-05T04:15:48+00:00August 5th, 2019|Australian Law, Candidate Tips, CPD, Law, Lawyer, Legal Education|0 Comments