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5 essential skills for your Solicitor’s CV

In the legal industry, competition for jobs is fierce. In order to land your ideal role, your solicitor CV needs to stand out with strong and relevant skills. As well as sharing your experience, achievements and job history, your CV should highlight your...

Day in the life of a Managing Partner

Liz Ward is the Managing Partner of specialist law firm, Virtuoso Legal. She has joined us to talk about her career and how it all came together for success. She also has some great advice for younger, aspiring legal minds:   Hi Liz, how did you get into...

How to be more assertive in the workplace

Having the ability to communicate in an assertive manner is a great skill to master for the workplace. Many find it difficult to express their views confidently without feeling overwhelmed or that we’ve crossed a line. Whether you’re applying for a new...

5 Leadership Skills You Need to Know in the Law Industry

A lot goes into being a good lawyer, and a good leader. While these are two separate roles, being a good leader can help make your job as a lawyer a little easier. There are some skills that are important to both and being strong in those skills can help...

Essential skills for a legal associate

What skills will really shine on a legal associate’s CV? Legal associates are qualified solicitors employed at a firm, normally working under the supervision of a partner or senior associate. Usually, you would be working on a fixed salary. The life of an...

What legal professionals find frustrating about their job search

We recently ran a survey where we asked professionals in the legal industry what aspects of their job search they found most frustrating. We surveyed over 200 jobseekers on Simply Law Jobs. Here’s what they told us about their job search:    ...

What is PQE?

PQE stands for 'Post-Qualified Experience'. This is usually represented as years or half years for solicitors. It's also applicable to legal executives. E.g. If a solicitor was admitted to the Roll in England and Wales in September 2005, they would have 5...

6 transferable skills to put in your paralegal CV

Applying for paralegal roles successfully will require a strong CV; but if you are new to the industry, you may not have a huge amount of legal experience to write about.But that doesn’t mean you don’t have anything valuable to offer, because you probably...

How to answer “What can you bring to this role?”

One of the questions you should always be prepared to answer at an interview is: "What can you bring to this role?" You should have an idea of your unique skill set and how the role would benefit  from your knowledge and expertise.  "What can you bring to...

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