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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. Because the typical in-house lawyer handles a broader range of work, traditionally it was rarer for there to be a specific link between the professional experience of the private practice lawyer and the specification of the in-house role. Consequently, this has meant that selling a diverse professional background has been generally more acceptable in industry.
However even industry cannot shy away from the market trend for specialisation and given the abundance of quality candidates from junior to senior level, companies are becoming more selective and today actively look for some relevant sector experience. Often company/commercial experience is cited as important training for industry but nothing is set in stone.
How do you find out what a particular industrial sector is looking for? Seek advice of your recruitment consultant as to the requisite skills, how the market is and how to pursue these sometimes elusive in-house opportunities. Ultimately, if you are considered to have the right personal and commercial qualities you will be offered the role.
For private practice lawyers, the in-house interview can sometimes be daunting especially when the non-legal members of the management team are assessing your business sense and ability to work with management. This is why research into organisational structure, culture, management, areas of business and the recruiting organisation’s industry is essential.
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QUALIFYING IN 2024? Over the past years we have worked on a large number of newly qualified positions with firms and organisations based all over Scotland. We will also have opportunities in the Channel Islands and London in 2024 so we are well placed to assist and advise you on NQ opportunities wherever your […]
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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY October 10th 2023 is World Mental Health Day and here at FWA, we are wearing yellow to show support to the #HelloYellow campaign which helps raise awareness to mental health in young people. Mental health in children and young people is on the rise, especially after the negative effects of the […]