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  • Popular Expat Spots for Lunch and Brunch in Dubai

    7 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    ​Moving to the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai to build your career is an exciting step that we’ve been fortunate to view first-hand as we have supported the job search of various legal professionals and administrators of our network.  One thing we’ve learned is, after the initial flurry of relocation, it can take a while to feel settled. The culture is very different, wh...

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  • How to get the most out of working with your Recruiter

    8 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    Searching for and securing a new job can end up feeling like a job in itself.  Tasks including formatting your CV, navigating slow or competitive job markets, attending interviews and negotiating salary and work schedules can cause trepidation for some.  Forming a good relationship with a recruitment consultant can take the mental load off your shoulders, streamline the proc...

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  • 5 Ways Lawyers Can Battle Burnout

    10 months ago

    Lawyers are some of the busiest professionals in the world because so many people need their help in high-stakes situations.In an industry where there is a lot of pressure and little room for error, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and burn out. The workload and hours pile up and it can be difficult to unwind, even when you are off the clock. What is burnout?Burnout is a rela...

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  • Five Tips to Help you Discuss Gaps in your Experience During an Interview

    11 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    Job interviews can be nerve-wracking for anyone, but going for a legal support job can make you feel very stressed, particularly if you are worried about any areas of experience you lack, or your employment history.Roles in the legal industry usually require specialised skills and expertise, so it's not uncommon to have areas where you lack experience or knowledge if you are...

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  • How to Answer Common Legal Profession Job Interview Questions

    11 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    Heading into a job interview for a role as a lawyer or legal professional can be stressful, especially if you are new to the industry or applying with a top-tier firm in a major city. The key if you want to feel more confident (and get the job) is to be prepared. The following questions may come up in a legal industry interview, so think about how you will answer them. Why d...

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  • Applying for legal jobs in the UK: What you need to know

    11 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    If you are qualified as a lawyer and want to expand your horizons as well as your career, the United Kingdom can be an attractive option. London and other cities have a thriving legal market and a strong demand for qualified, experienced professionals. Before you start applying for legal jobs in the UK, there are a few key things you should know. These are the questions to a...

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  • Want to work in London? Here's how Australians can get a UK Work Visa

    11 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    Working in the UK has long been a right of passage for Australians.  There is plenty of work for lawyers and associated professionals right now, but unless you are a citizen, you will need a work visa. Here’s an outline of how to get a UK work visa so you can plan your relocation and job search in London: ​What is a work visa for the UK?You are required to have a work visa i...

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  • Unlocking our 2023 Salary and Market Report for Legal Support Professionals in Sydney, Australia

    11 months ago by Alessyn Hecht

    ​In the competitive job market, staying informed about salary trends and market conditions is crucial for legal support professionals looking to make informed career decisions. Salary guides and market reports provide valuable insights into compensation benchmarks and industry trends. Our Salary and Market Report can be a powerful resource for legal support professionals, fi...

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  • What to Wear to your Job Interview

    over 1 year ago by Laura Barratt

    What to wear to your job interview is a crucial question that may leave you feeling confused and a little stressed - particularly if it's been a long time since you've attended an interview. Whilst we are not suggesting that a person will be considered purely on the clothes they wear, self-presentation is an important part of the assessment process during interview. In ou...

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  • How To Successfully Mentor A Junior Secretary

    almost 2 years 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

    about 2 years ago by Laura Barratt

    “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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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

    over 2 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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

    about 3 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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

    over 3 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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

    over 3 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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?

    over 3 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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

    over 3 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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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