CV & Career Advice

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  • The Watson Glaser test and other psychometric tests for lawyers
    After applying for a position in a law firm in the UK, one of the first challenges you'll be faced with are the various psychometric tests used by legal firms and graduate employers.
  • If you’re interested in becoming a Litigation Legal Secretary, read on and find out exactly what the job involves. The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs offer a Legal Secretaries Diploma, which covers Civil Litigation and much more.
  • 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.
  • It takes 3 minutes to complete our salary survey and we'll send you the results so you can find out what you're worth.
  • The lexicon of legal practitioners can be confusing. So what's the difference between a lawyer, a solicitor and a barrister? Find out...
  • Practice Managers are the operational backbone of any law firm, providing a demanding skill-set ranging from people management and marketing to finance. Read more...
  • Today’s job marketplace is incredibly competitive and law firms face two very distinct challenges: how to find the best legal professionals people to come and work for them and how to keep the talent they already have.
  • Licensed conveyancers are the vital legal link between people and the property ladder, bringing ambitions of buying and selling homes, business premises and land to life. They’re specialist lawyers who make sense of the administration and finances needed to transfer ownership of all types of real...
  • Need help with your TotallyLegal profile? Or maybe you want a free CV review?
  • 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
  • Living and Working abroad is an increasingly popular choice for Legal professionals. We share the most popular locations from our Audience Insight survey, what difference age makes and give an overview of the benefits and downfalls of making the move.
  • So called job hopping used to be seen as a wholly negative trait.However, fortunately, times and opinions have changed quite substantially. ‘Job hoppers’ aren’t painted in anywhere near as negative a light as they once were.
  • I’ve worked in legal recruitment in both Paris and London, and built up quite a range of contacts in both locations. In this Brexit-conscious era I am increasingly contacted by lawyers outside of France who are considering a move to the continent and want to understand what options are open to th...
  • Making partner isn’t guaranteed. Here are five things you can do to improve your chances
  • If you dream of the high-life in a tax-free location in the Middle East; fancy working from the sunny shores of the Caribbean or Australia; aspire to live in a fast paced finance centre like Hong Kong, Tokyo or New York or long to soak up European culture, then your chosen profession in law can b...
  • The vast majority of you probably ended up in the legal sector through the traditional route of university and a training contract, possibly with a conversion course sandwiched somewhere in between. For the past few decades, this has been the only option if you wanted to work as a solicitor, lawy...
  • The job market for law graduates is as competitive as ever and many graduates find it extremely difficult to find a training contract. This has led to many turning towards paralegal positions and other non-qualified legal roles.