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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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  • Tips for attending a Video Interview

    over 1 year 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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