The first rule of getting headhunted in law is that the headhunter needs to know that you are there. More than that they need to know what your specialism is. Ideally, they would also like some comfort that you are well thought of in that field.
Investment banks, legal firms and property firms are continuing to hire legal professionals, and the outlook is more positive than it has been in a long time. This does not apply just to the London area (where the bulk of the jobs are), but also across the country.
Group interviews are used by large employers who are aiming to fill multiple vacancies. They are frequently used by law firms when selecting a new intake of trainee solicitors, legal executives and paralegals, for example. Inviting a group of 5 to 8 people to take part in a discussion has proved a time and cost effective way of identifying promising candidates.
Downton Abbey has been a massive hit for ITV. Now the the Law Society is jumping on the bandwagon and advising the public to take heed of Downton Abbey's message about the importance of writing a will. The programme features the untimely death of a young husband and father, Matthew Crawley, who secured his wife Mary as legal heir to his estate and joint owner of Downton Abbey by clearly setting out his wishes for the family estate in the event of his death.