CV & Career Advice

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  • Lawyers can no longer rely on their academic achievements to secure themselves a role at a leading firm. Instead they need to demonstrate they can achieve long term success in a modern workplace.
  • New Year, New Job? If you want to start your career as a Legal Secretary the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs (ILSPA) are here to help.
  • Career progression can be easy to achieve if you put your mind to it and have the right attitude. You need to ensure you stand out from the crowd and are recognised for your worth.
  • Google is great, really it is. No matter what you are searching for you will find the information you need. When it comes to careers advice, Google seems to be in its element with a gazillion articles offering a wealth of guidance on how to land your perfect job and such like.
  • This article is aimed at female lawyers who would like to be partners, and details: key questions you should ask yourself when considering your career goals, as well as a three-step path to making partner
  • Are you considering applying for an in-house training contract? In this article, we give an overview of the pros and cons of training in-house in comparison to training at a law firm.
  • Find out how to create a CV that will increase your chances of success when applying for legal training contracts.
  • An estimated 200,000+ professionals are currently working as Paralegals without realising. This article from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals will help to find out if you are one of them.
  • Legal Secretaries play an important part in the smooth running of a law firm or legal establishment. If you're considering becoming a Legal Secretary, find out more about the role in this career guide.
  • Making your CV stand out as a newly qualified solicitor can be a challenge. Read this article to get some top tips on making your NQ Solicitor CV the best it can be.
  • Gillian Roberts recently spoke with the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs (ILSPA) about her new role as Legal Secretary and offered some advice to graduates looking to kickstart a career in law.
  • We recently had the opportunity to speak with Gemma Williams, Paralegal at Reach plc. In this interview, Gemma shares insights from her career so far and advice for aspiring Paralegals.
  • Follow our 3 simple tips to optimise the personal statement on your law CV and make sure yours ends up in the 'yes' pile.
  • A professional CV can make you 31% more likely to land an interview and 40% more likely to land a job. Get a professional CV review from TopCV today, entirely free of charge.
  • Considering a career as a Legal Secretary? Use this handy guide from the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to find out which transferable skills you may already have.
  • ILSPA provide you with some top tips, strategies and techniques to help improve your legal writing skills.
  • Chelsey Newsom, manager and specialist legal recruiter at Sellick Partnership provides the inside scoop on how to make recruitment consultants love your CV.
  • Sam Walters, Director of Legal Recruitment at Robert Walters, shares five key tips to help you on your way to becoming a Partner by the time you are 35.
  • Legal Secretaries are there to assist Lawyers with their workload. They are an integral part of a team of legal professionals and work hard to ensure that a firm can run smoothly and efficiently.
  • If you’ve succumbed to any of the following CV blunders, it may be time to speak to a professional.