Newspaper listing job adverts and a red telephoneWhether you’re actively looking for a new role, exploring jobs in an alternative area or thinking about returning to work after a lengthy career hiatus, randomly browsing job boards will not get you very far. You’re also likely to find many legal recruitment agencies politely turning you away (assuming you can even get them to ring you back!).

To maximise your chances of bagging a new job, particularly in competitive sectors like law where hiring organisations typically prefer candidates with uncomplicated vanilla CVs, you’ll need to pull together a robust multi-pronged job search strategy. Not sure what that involves, book a session with our editor and careers guru Husnara Begum or associate careers consultant Jane Drew to discover how to become your own legal recruiter.

Who is this for?

Law students, trainees looking for NQ roles, associate lawyers at all levels of PQE and returners

What’s involved?

1 x Zoom session lasting 90 mins each

In addition to helping you stay motivated and focussed, a 190-minute session with your Husnara or Jane will help you to re-gain your confidence and cover tailored advice on tried and tested job search techniques. In addition to sector insights and discovering how to get the most from recruitment consultants, your chosen expert will also be able to share tips on how to cut out the middle man.

Husnara and Jane can also advise you on the following areas: what to include in an elevator pitch; how to manage blips / gaps on your CV; using LinkedIn effectively as a job search tool; how to harness your network to tap into the hidden jobs market; pros and cons of direct /speculative applications; and salary negotiation.

Investment

Husnara: £200 plus VAT*

*It is customary for our coaches and consultants to invoice clients in advance of your session(s). Payments are made directly to your chosen specialist. Also, though our experts aim to be as flexible as possible and are happy to schedule sessions in around your work commitments, your fee will be non-refundable if you cancel your session with less than 24 hours’ notice.