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  • We’ve all been there – you wake up feeling dreadful so reluctantly decide to call in sick.  And despite being genuinely ill and a conscientious worker who hasn’t taken off any sick leave for months, you can hear the tone of annoyance and lack of...

  •     Marketing and Business Development in the legal sector can be a highly fulfilling career path for a budding marketer, with many interesting and varied challenges. However, for many, it’s not necessarily an obvious career choice upon graduating or making a career move. We...

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  • We are living through strange timed, where remote onboarding is currently the norm and employees are starting new roles having only met around 4 of their colleagues during the interview process. Starting a new role can be a nerve-wracking process at the best of times,...

  • Have you noticed the way that some people effortlessly seem to be able to climb the career ladder?  Those for whom success seems to come to more easily than others.  Of course they work hard, and they’re good at what they do.  But ultimately, “people...

  • These are unprecedented times, and never have we faced such challenging circumstances.  There are a million videos and articles about staying mentally well and physically healthy during this time, but what people can do to use this time in a positive way to help their...

  • At this murky nomansland between the festive period and spring, resolutions have probably fallen to the wayside and your membership card for the gym might already be lost behind the back of the sofa cushions. It’s now that we often start lamenting our lack of...

  • For businesses, three-year and five-year plans are part and parcel of forecasting success: but why do we find it so difficult to incorporate this practice into our own personal career projections? With constant weekly, monthly and quarterly deadlines, it’s important to identify both your next...

  • Do you find that nerves and anxiety get in the way when you’re sat in the chair facing your interviewer? Feeling anxious during an interview process is perfectly normal. It’s a healthy reaction and given in small doses, it can be good for you. The...

  • Unhealthy relationships? We’ve all been there – ones that include obsession, clinginess and dependency. But did you notice that this kind of obsession sounds just a bit too much like how you feel about your mobile phone? According to statistics, we spend, on average 2...

  • Following on from our article Fitting in a Lunchtime Workout, today we bring you the benefits of walking. From mental health to sleep time, to saving money to the environment, we cover all the bits and bobs of why walking is good for you. #1...

  • So, you’re at that point in your life when you’re trying to impress your boss in order to get that promotion or pay rise. You avoid taking annual leave for fear of it reflecting badly on you or because you’re worried about the dreaded workload...

  • We all know that working out can have a huge beneficial impact on our lives – from keeping up your fitness levels, lifting your mood, boosting your energy and helping you sleep better. But you work, a lot. You’re tired, a lot. You don’t physically have the...

  • We all know that looking for a new role can be time consuming and at times frustrating. However, if you follow these top tips you can manage the job search efficiently and effectively. Invest time – find one or two specialist recruiters that you think will...

  • Be succinct and concise when answering questions – set the scene and give enough detail in the example to give the interviewer a good understanding of what you trying to convey without too much irrelevant detail. Stick to the point and don’t waffle or go...

  • So, you’ve accepted an offer to work for a new company and it’s time to quit your current job. Shouldn’t be too difficult. You do all the right things: give notice, offer to help in the transition, finish projects, say thanks for the opportunity. But...

  • Set SMART goals to get ahead in your career. Where would you like to be in a year’s time? In five years? What experiences will help you achieve that? What interests and skills would you like to use in your career? Setting a career goal...

  • Professional Services companies can be quite particular about what they want to see on your CV. Ensuring that your CV is up to scratch means that not only will you get the maximum amount of interviews that you can – hence giving you options. It...

  • Part three: Confidence; is a lack of the confidence the true barrier to our success?    We have spent the last few months meeting with senior women in law firms to discuss what challenges they face as women, exploring areas such as discrimination, gender pay...

  • Part 2: We have spent the last few months meeting with senior women in law firms to discuss what challenges they face as women, exploring areas such as discrimination, gender pay gap, and returning to work after maternity leave.  Part one focused on the most...

  • Part one: Every day sexism, and are we our own worst enemy? We have spent the last few months meeting with a number of senior women in law firms to discuss what challenges they feel that they face as women, exploring areas such as discrimination,...

  • What do partners REALLY want from a business development team? This is a question that has long been deliberated, and whilst the obvious answer is “leads, of course!” I think there is disconnect as to what defines a lead. In other, more product led sectors,...

  • WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS? The best way to respond is to describe skills and experience that directly correlate with the job you are applying for. Rather that responding to this question with a long list of adjectives, prepare by looking at the job spec and...

  • When looking for a new role, one of the top two reasons for leaving is financially motivated, which is understandable given the high cost of living and the long hours often required in the legal sector. Added to which, the last few years have been...

  • Staff retention can be a real issue. And from the many conversations we’ve had in recent months with professional services  marketing and business development directors, it seems the industry is acutely aware of this. Career progression is important to most people and, alongside financial motivations, is...

  • Looking for a new job can feel like a full time job in itself so it’s important you take an organised approach.  Many people start their search by trawling through the adverts placed on job boards by agencies and companies, sending their CV off and...