News and Updates from FWA
This time of year is always a time of reflection, of the past year, of what you want to achieve in the coming year.
Whilst recruitment of the right people is essential – much can be done with further education, training and staff evaluation to improve skills and add value to the service offered.
As most lawyers are high achievers there is a tendency to over commit, resulting in work overload and dissatisfied clients.
It is no wonder people are moving to the Channel Islands, with the lure of the perfect work-life balance on top of the scenic beaches and that relaxed European lifestyle. The Channel Islands can offer you more than you know whether it is for a few years or for life.
Since the 1990s, there has been a continued focus on developing client relationships, as the market becomes more competitive, and indeed we are finding ourselves in competition with technology itself. Since then we have found ourselves in an ongoing impossible race with technology.
Most candidates are faced with anxiety and nerves before and during an interview, wondering if they are saying the right things, reacting quickly enough to the interviewer’s questions, if the gleam of sweat lying on their brow and sticky hands have been noticed, and are coming across like a worthy employee.
We are delighted to share with you specific interview guidance based on information that we have gathered over the years from interviewees, interviewers and the HR profession – we hope you find it helpful on your journey.
The dos and don'ts of a successful interview
In-house remains as attractive as ever to private practice lawyers looking for that ‘fresh challenge’ and that ‘different role’ particularly in terms of commerciality and business interaction.
Before you even begin putting pen to paper you can add more value to your candidacy if you stop and think about what you actually want to communicate in your CV.