Career Advice

Should You Change Employer During COVID?

Have you thought about looking for a new role in the past few months? If, like The Clash, you may have been thinking ‘Should I stay or should I go?’. Perhaps you have been wondering whether you should keep...

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Vaccinating Your Legal Career

Just as you can vaccinate against a particular disease, you can also vaccinate your legal career from harm. As a legal recruitment specialist, I would like to offer the following advice on how to build up...

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Sending the Right Signals

Are the signals you are sending turning your current or potential future employers off?   Perhaps the first signal you send a future employer is your resumé. A resumé shows that you know how to fit in,...

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Career Ambitions

Quite often during a job interview the interviewer will ask something like “What are your 5 and 10 year career goals?”.  It’s an answer that does not come easy – as most people simply don’t know what to...

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In-house : Greener On The Other Side?

An increasingly attractive career choice, working In-house requires a set of skills and experience that is often in addition to those required in private practice.   Recent years have seen a growing number of...

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The Importance of Building Relationships

This year I have reached somewhat of a milestone.   1,000 LinkedIn connections – from both employers and employees within the New Zealand legal profession.   Many of you I have meet in person, others via...

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Are You Happy at Work?

There are few reasons to believe the average solicitor working in law is happy in their job. Recent Gallop data on employee engagement suggests that only 3 in 10 employees are happy in their jobs. Just try...

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How do I Find a Recruiter I Can Trust?

First off,  look in Seek and the legal press – who is advertising a lot? What is the quality of the ads they are running? Are they well written? Next, look at the recruiter’s website- what is their...

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