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  • Happiness is an Inside Job

    11 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

    12 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

    about 1 year 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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  • Steps to apply for exemption to leave Australia

    about 2 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

    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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    Barratt Galvin Salary Survey 2020: Legal Recruitment Specialists
  • Top Video Conference Platforms

    about 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    Any business owner will tell you that time equals money, and this is certainly the case in law firms!  More and more businesses are looking for ways to encourage their staff to work smarter, not harder. For many, this can mean the opportunity to work remotely either for a portion of their role, or in some cases, their enture role.  According to a 2017 Gallup poll, from 2012 ...

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  • Disruption Part II: Nurturing Technological Literacy in the Workplace

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    I have a confession to make. Until three years ago I was essentially technologically “illiterate” - my years working in big firms with an IT department had made me lazy and rendered me useless with technology - I was in danger of being left behind.One of the positive impacts of starting my own business was the need to develop technological literacy and fast. I discovered my ...

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  • Meet Kate…

    over 4 years ago by Laura Barratt

    Introduction: Meet Kate is the first of a 4 part blog series written by the Barratt Galvin following Kate, Legal Secretary candidate and her journey towards a step up in her career. In this first blog in the series we’ll share who Kate is and her reasons looking for a new role. Keep an eye out for the next blog, ‘How Kate built a relationship with her recruiter’. *Note: Name...

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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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