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CV refresher: why you should upload yours now

CV refresher: why you should upload yours now

Being stuck at home forces you to reflect on the life you currently have and the life you want to have post pandemic. This might include your career in law. While there has been a reduction in job postings due to the current situation, recruiters are still stockpiling...

How salesy should your legal CV be?

How salesy should your legal CV be?

Knowing how hard to sell yourself in your CV is an age old challenge. Matt Craven, Personal Branding Expert and Founder of The CV & Interview Advisors tackles this subject from a Legal sector perspective and offers some interesting insights. CalibrateI...

20 top CV tips for 2020

20 top CV tips for 2020

January is here, and there’s probably a lot going on around you at the moment - festive parties have taken their toll, and now as your company prepares to tackle 2020 with a vengeance, you might be asking yourself if you still want to be in the same job for the...

Should you add hobbies to your legal CV?

Should you add hobbies to your legal CV?

When it comes to writing a high-quality CV for a legal role, one of the grey areas which tends to confuse people is whether to include hobbies. There are arguments both for and against including your hobbies, so check them out below and use them to inform...

How to create a legal cover letter

How to create a legal cover letter

In order to stand out from the crowd an impressive and interesting cover letter is essential.The legal sector is highly competitive so securing an interview requires a strong CV and a cover letter that grabs the employer’s attention. What should a cover...

The 4 key elements of a law CV

The 4 key elements of a law CV

The law sector is one of the most competitive for employment, with many recruiters receiving hundreds of applicants for roles, particularly at the bigger law firms with the best reputations. The average amount of time a recruiter will spend looking at your...

3 tips for a winning law graduate cover letter

3 tips for a winning law graduate cover letter

People often underestimate the importance of a good cover letter. They’ll happily spend hours crafting their CV to perfection but don’t show the same level of dedication to writing a high-quality cover letter. But this can seriously impact their chances of...

Law graduate CV mistakes to avoid

Law graduate CV mistakes to avoid

Applying for your first law job after graduation can be daunting. With the law job market being such a competitive area, it’s highly important to spend considerable time on a well-written and perfectly presented law CV.Ensure your CV is of the highest...

Writing a cover letter for a solicitor

Writing a cover letter for a solicitor

A cover letter could be the difference between you being invited for an interview or not, so it’s worth taking the time to consider what key points you want to include. Whether you’re an experienced solicitor, or you just received your LLM, you’ll need to present the...

5 essential skills for your Solicitor’s CV

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...

6 transferable skills to put in your paralegal CV

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 write a winning entry-level legal CV

How to write a winning entry-level legal CV

The number of law graduates continues to rise, with (currently 31,315 in the UK) in the past year alone. If you’re applying for entry-level legal positions, you do not necessarily need a law degree, but you are likely to face stiff competition from...

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