What does it take to qualify as a lawyer in the UK? Here is a collection of links and tips in regards to QLTS (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme) including a recently qualified solicitor sharing her experience in a YouTube video.
We recently were in touch with a Magic Circle lawyer who said: “I am open to hear about all opportunities related to the tech world. Although I am quite happy at [a Magic Circle firm], I am interested in technology and specially in how it is shaping the world. When I think about my future, […]
You never know when you might need your CV. Even if you are not looking for a new role. Quite a few people called me recently saying that someone forwarded to them this or that in-house role that we are advertising (it’s that New Year New Job time of the year). So they call me […]
A specialist legal recruiter can put you in front of dream opportunities. This is especially true for niche and more senior roles because there are legal teams who prefer not to advertise their vacancies. Some organisations cannot do it for political reasons, for example government companies in the UAE who are under public pressure to […]
Succession planning is among the hottest topics in today’s boardrooms. Not having a succession plan can hurt companies especially if they are in hotly contested environments.
Being good at your job is a multi-faceted accomplishment, and even more so for in-house counsel. What makes a good in-house lawyer? What qualities should you cultivate to ensure you are successful? Across companies, we asked various GCs what they have learned and seen in their years in the industry. Here are key steps that […]
Getting ready for an interview and nervous about it? There is nothing better to calm nerves than the feeling of being well-prepared.
Step 1 Before you write anything you will need to know your target organisations and roles. What kind of companies would you like to join? What sectors will welcome your skills and experience? What kind / level of positions are you interested in? Where will you add the most value?
Your CV is the first and most important tool to ensuring you secure an interview for your next in-house legal role.
This might look like an obvious point however this piece of info is sometimes missing on applicants’ CVs – their city and country (and often the country code in the phone number).
We like using some of these interview questions featured in this Inc.com article. Most of these dig deeper and are a little bit more fun than the usual suspects such as “Tell me about yourself” and “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”.
Our aim is to help you to demonstrate the “best version of you” in your search for a winning legal role.