Toby Williamson

Due diligence for your career (or how to find the perfect legal job)

Like everything in life there are some excellent legal recruiters out there, some decidedly average and some downright awful. The problem that you have as a candidate is trying to decide which one is which, when choosing one to help you with your next career move. It is difficult to tell from just from looking …

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Top Tips for Candidates – finding & getting the right legal job (Part 3)

Tip 7: Be Realistic Be realistic – big salary jumps, retraining into a new area of law and promotions in status to Partner are the exception rather than the rule. If you are a commercial solicitor at a leading Legal 500 practice you are simply not going to get more than a token rise when joining another …

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Top Tips for Candidates – finding & getting the right legal job (Part 4)

Tip 8: First impressions count  First impressions count – smart dress, a firm handshake and good grooming go a long way. Solicitors are meant to be confident people. The way you dress reflects the sort of person you are – properly shined shoes, neat hair, clean fingernails, good clothes and confident greeting are all parts of the …

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