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  • How To Successfully Mentor A Junior Secretary

    3 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    The role of a mentor is to support the junior in a professional capacity; assisting with and overseeing their workflow, day to day tasks and helping them understand and settle into the corporate culture. Working with a junior will differ slightly depending on the size of your employer. If you are working for a medium to large sized firm, your junior will have completed a tai...

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  • First Dates are like Job Interviews with Cocktails

    8 months ago by Laura Galvin

    “First dates are like job interviews with cocktails”Have you ever thought about the similarities between a job search and dating?  I’m certainly not the first to draw that conclusion.  I recall an episode of Sex and the City where Carrie states that “First dates are like job interviews with cocktails”.  This perhaps explains why myself and other recruiters I know have always...

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  • Happiness is an Inside Job

    9 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    Happiness is an inside job.It’s also the key to avoiding burnout. Have you ever noticed that when you are truly interested in something, you seem to have MORE than enough energy to get it done, no matter what else is going on in your life? This comes down to your mindset. The truth is (physical health conditions permitting) your mind will always give you enough energy to do ...

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  • Sitting is the New Smoking

    10 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    Sitting is the new smoking! And the bad news is that even if you went to the gym this morning but then went and sat all day at work, the benefits of the hour of exercise this morning are negated by sitting all day.According to a review by the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute of over 40 research studies on sitting and health risks researchers reached that consensus conclusion...

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  • Overcoming Obstacles to Balancing Work and Life

    11 months ago by Laura Galvin

    Overcoming Obstacles to Balancing Work and LifeEveryone’s talking about work-life balance, wellbeing, and staying healthy, but how to achieve this when you have no time or energy?Let’s start with something simple. This ideal ‘work-life balance’ that everyone’s talking about? It doesn’t exist. It’s nice to think that once we perfect our schedules, activities, and mindset, we ...

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  • Top Videoconferencing Platforms

    about 1 year ago by Laura Galvin

    Any business owner will tell you that time equals money, and this is certainly the case in law firms!  When the COVID-19 pandemic began to result in lockdowns throughout the world, it became imperative for businesses to quickly and effectively enable their staff to work remotely. It will be interesting to see how the pandemic will change the shape of remote working – and the...

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  • Tips for attending a Video Interview

    over 1 year ago by Laura Galvin

    2020 was a year of many challenges, one of which was adapting to a new 'normal' of how we conduct our daily lives.  The corporate landscape has changed, with many employees working remotely and regularly attending Zoom and other video platform meetings.  We therefore have seen an increase in video interviews which is a new challenge for many job seekers.  Here are some tips ...

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  • Steps to apply for exemption to leave Australia

    almost 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    Australia currently has strict border measures in place to protect the health and wellbeing of its citizens due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19.  Most Australians will not have departed the country since early 2020.  However, if circumstances arise that require you to leave the country, you must apply for an exemption to leave Australia.  We have set out below a guide on h...

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  • Interview Tips

    almost 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    After hours and hours spent applying to jobs online, you finally get a response!  You're excited, elated... but then you realise now you have to interview.  If you're one who dreads the interview process, I can assure you that you're not alone.One of my favourite things about being a recruiter is working closely with my candidates to help prepare them to feel confident befor...

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  • Working Overseas Plans Cancelled? What Do You Do Now?

    almost 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    2020 has seen many cancellations - holidays, weddings and perhaps even your plans to move overseas for work.  Whilst we don't have the power to wave a wand to make international borders open or Covid-19 disapear, we do have a few ideas that may help keep your spirits up and keep you on track for an eventual overseas move.Barratt Galvin is an Australian based legal recruitmen...

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  • Setting Up and Maintaining Your LinkedIn Profile

    about 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    A strong LinkedIn profile can help you acheive a wider network and maintain your professional presence.  Often, in job searching, its not what you know, but who you know.   Today Laura shares 5 areas to be mindful of when updating and maintaining your LinkedIn profile.  Enjoy!Barratt Galvin is an Australian based legal recruitment business providing law firm resourcing solut...

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  • How to Prepare Your CV: 4 Quick Tips

    about 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    In our 'How Can We Help You' video series, Laura is providing general recruitment advice for job-seekers and companies alike.  Job-seekers, this week's video is for you, as Laura shares 4 quick tips to keep in mind when preparing your CV.Enjoy!Barratt Galvin is an Australian based legal recruitment business providing law firm resourcing solutions.  Collectively, our consulta...

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  • How Can We Help You?

    about 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    During these challenging times, Laura explores the question that has been on our minds:  How can we help you?We'll discuss the answer to this question in this and future videos, so stay tuned.Barratt Galvin is an Australian based legal recruitment business providing law firm resourcing solutions.  Collectively, our consultants have over twenty year’s experience placing legal...

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  • Barratt Galvin's Salary Survey 2020

    over 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    Although we are working in a very different market at the moment compared to years gone by, we are still committed to preparing our annual Salary Report for Legal Support Staff. The report will be adapted this year due to the effects of Covid19. We are currently in the data collecting phase. If you have not been a part of this before and would like to receive your copy of th...

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  • ANZAC Day 2020

    over 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    ​Anzac Day is approaching, and this year will be a year like no other. Without our dawn services, the march or RSL gatherings to commemorate this special day, we are being asked to stand in our driveways or on our balconies with a candle at 6:00 am on Saturday. This is where I’ll be! Here on my balcony to #lightupthedawn to give thanks to those men and women who’ve served ou...

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  • Sydney Job: In-House Legal Counsel in Finance Company

    over 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    We are assisting a technology driven Finance company who are seeking to add a Legal Counsel to your team.  View the video below to learn about this unique in-house role:Barratt Galvin is an Australian based legal recruitment business providing law firm resourcing solutions.  Collectively, our consultants have over twenty year’s experience placing legal professionals into law...

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  • London Job: Non-Contentious Construction Lawyer

    over 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    An ideal position for an experienced Construction lawyer in London, or with plans to relocate to London in 2020.  For more information view our video below:Barratt Galvin is an Australian based legal recruitment business providing law firm resourcing solutions.  Collectively, our consultants have over twenty year’s experience placing legal professionals into law jobs locally...

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  • Sydney Jobs: General Liability Senior Associate and Associate

    over 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    We're pleased to be representing a growing specialist Insurance firm in their search for General Liability lawyers.  Contact laura.galvin@barrattgalvin.com to discuss in more detail.Barratt Galvin is an Australian based legal recruitment business providing law firm resourcing solutions.  Collectively, our consultants have over twenty year’s experience placing legal professio...

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  • Sydney Job: Restructuring & Insolvency Associate

    over 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    Hello Sydney Lawyers!  Below, our Director, Laura, discusses an opportunity in a leading international firm for a Restructuring & Insolvency lawyer:

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  • Sydney Job: Litigation Personal Assistant

    over 2 years ago by Laura Galvin

    Legal support professionals in Sydney, we're assisting a dynamic Partner with his search for an experienced PA.  For more information, see the video below:  

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