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  • Interview Tips

    about 2 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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  • Setting Up and Maintaining Your LinkedIn Profile

    over 2 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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  • How to Prepare Your CV: 4 Quick Tips

    over 2 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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?

    over 2 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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 Barratt

    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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  • Sydney Job: Litigation Personal Assistant

    over 2 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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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  • Wonder Woman vs Stress

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    Don’t you hate the tight grip of stress around your whole entire being before you have to do a presentation in front of a group of peers? Or clear up conflict with a colleague? Or be incredible in that job interview that you so desperately want? We all do, and I’m about to explain how Wonder Woman can help you in any situation.Firstly, I am in a very fortunate position (fina...

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  • How to Stay Poised Under Pressure at Work

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

      Staying cool, calm and collected under pressure at work is often in the top 3 spoken and unspoken desirable requirements for any position. This is particularly true if you are client facing and your role is really a defining part of the brand and professional services experience for clients.   Being poised means not going into survival mode when you feel you are u...

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  • Fee Earners - How Many is Too Many to Support?

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    21 is too many to work for. That I know from experience. I’ve been a legal secretary for around 17 years – give or take a year as it’s all a bit of a blur now. When I started, the 2 lawyers to 1 secretary ratio was completely normal. After a few years it grew to 4:1, and then somewhere around 2010 it became “normal” to have a 7:1 ratio.If you have 1 Partner, 1 or 2 Senior As...

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  • Work-Life Balance or Unachievable Myth?

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    How do we manage to have a work-life balance when we are expected to be always available?Work-life balance is a funny thing. The term was first used in the UK to describe the equilibrium between an employee’s work and their out of work (personal) life. The United States started using the term in the mid ‘80’s when many industries experienced prosperity, others never gaining ...

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  • Empowering Emails - We're Just Not Sorry

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    Last year, there was talk in the media about a new app released by Google called “Just Not Sorry”. The Gmail plugin warns you when you are using words that undermine your message. I am the first to put up my hand to say that I am definitely guilty of this and am keen to change a habit that was obviously formed many years ago. How does it work?Just Not Sorry works by providin...

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  • How to be a Team Player

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    I love being a team player. It’s how I socialise, how I learn and how I support people inside and outside of my team. I can’t help but feel so good after I’ve helped someone. However, the only thing that makes me feel uncomfortable, in this regard, is being around a secretary who isn’t a team player. I’ve met my fair share of them.   Have you overheard a secr...

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  • How To Ace A Job Interview

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    Preparing for an interview? Director Laura Galvin has contributed her expertise to this article outlining some tips and tricks to set you up for success!   Before your interview, you should go over your CV and reflect on your past responsibilities and roles. This way, you won’t feel like you’re stumbling your words and forgetting things. Laura Galvin, the Director of Bar...

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  • Barratt Galvin’s 2016 – 2017 Salary & Job Satisfaction Report

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    We are delighted to share Barratt Galvin’s 2016-2017 Salary and Job Satisfaction Report for Sydney Legal Support:   BG Salary Report 2016-2017   Whether you are a hiring manager, a job seeker, planning an overseas job search, or just curious about the current market, we hope you find this report to be informative and valuable. ​ Enjoy! Laura & Aly

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  • Interviewing vs Dating: Are they really all that different?

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    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 said that dating just feels like work!!  Both invol...

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  • Back Yourself: Be brave, not perfect

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    I watched a brilliant Ted Talk recently, and if you’re not watching Ted Talks yet it’s time to get on board!  This particular one is entitled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection” and is presented by Reshma Sujani, the founder of Girls Who Code.  In this talk, she observes the differences of how we raise boys and how we raise girls, noting that boys are raised to be brave an...

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