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Think complementary strengths when considering which firms you would like to be working for. Do you share common cultural values? The cultural fit is becoming increasingly important in light of the importance of adding value and constantly improving service.
Lawyers at all levels look for quality of work as well as a long-term career path.
You should also be considering how effectively you can work for the firm and its clients. In private practice and industry, when our clients are recruiting they look at the same issues, so clearly we need to be identifying that lawyers and interviewing firms/organisations share the same concerns but are coming from different perspectives. If you can take this awareness into the interview, then you are already adding value to your candidacy, because you are thinking like your potential employer and will be demonstrating like-mindedness and the potential for complementary strengths.
First you should reflect on where your current role is taking you. Think roles, responsibilities and achievements, think layout in a clear, concise and accessible manner, and think relevant information.
If there is any information you feel requires further explanation or detail then either expand in your CV content or seek advice on how best to approach this. Think of your CV as the most important marketing document that you’ll have to write. It has to be made up of brief descriptions and accurate summaries. It has to be persuasively written and not just a listing of your experience.
What about your professional development – how do you articulate this in your CV?
You can add value through demonstrating a commitment to further education, through your CPD, or indeed through a general interest in developing a specialist area. Another area you could focus on developing is information on your hobbies and interests, particularly as this can be an opportunity to demonstrate increasingly sought after ‘softer skills’. Firms and organisations are looking for dynamism, enthusiasm and a commitment to personal and professional development in an increasingly competitive market. As we have said before, this is what will make you stand out, set you apart from the competition and you will soon feel the benefits of developing your own unique selling proposition.
This week is Men’s Health Week and we aim to raise awareness of preventable health problems that disproportionately affect men and encourage them to tackle their issues. We support The Men’s Health Forum (https://www.mhwshow.co.uk/mens-health-week-2020-mental-health/) #manMOT campaign and have detailed ways in which you get your MOT. Take notice of what’s going on in your body and […]
As we reflect on the past two years, we have all adapted our working and social lives in unimaginable ways. Workplaces, as well as society have had to act fast and be open to change. We have seen great strength in all our clients and candidates who continue to show resilience, innovation and collaboration. Frasia […]
As we have signed the Mental Health in Recruitment ‘Awareness to Action’ Pledge, we have changed how mental health is viewed, supported and talked about in our workplace. With April been stress awareness month, we thought it would be beneficial to share the below tips on how to manage work place stress from REC (https://www.rec.uk.com/our-view/insights/business-advice/april-stress-awareness-month-here-are-five-ways-help-manage-workplace-stress). […]