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CV Bloopers of the Month

CV Bloopers of the Month Full CV received from a 10 year PQE Solicitor applying for a commercial solicitor role in London. [Name Address Email, Phone] Personal statement I like to provide service to the highest standard. I used to have very high marks for essays. I worked in Legal departments of local authority and many large law firms. Work Experience Solicitor Responsibilities & Achievements - sole practitioner CV sent for a training contract application "Work Experience I work from 12 years old. Any salesmanship and last 4 years as store manager." (no other details provided) Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals . Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database.

Using LinkedIn to Headhunt and Recruit new staff – does it work?

How long will LinkedIn last? Who knows? I imagine something else will come along sooner or later that does the same thing bigger and better. LinkedIn restricts certain access (eg contacting other people requires using up a limited number of contact credits) and I suspect another network will come along and do the same thing with free access and consign LinkedIn to the dustbin. You would probably expect me to write something similar to the information below as it is in my company’s interest for you not to go directly to candidates and instead ask us to help you recruit and get paid a wodge of cash. However LinkedIn has been promoted as the next best thing in so many articles and advice documents recently (including whole courses on how to use it to recruit) that I thought an article injected with a bit of reality and anecdotal evidence may be of interest. Here is a conversation I have on the phone from time to time. Caller: “Hello can I speak to Jonathan Fagan pl

Get Away from it all and start again - Unique Opportunity for Partnership Offshore

Unique Opportunity for a Clean Break - Offshore Law Firm for sale/partnership Ref VAC 17235 Very rare chance to take partnership in an offshore law firm. The practice undertakes a range of work that includes (properly funded) legal aid crime work - which is fairly lucrative without much competition, family and commercial. The crime work is a mix of mainstream general crime, some specialist complex matters and some military. The firm would be interested in speaking to anyone looking to run their own practice on a full time or part time basis. Not necessarily seeking an immediate buyout or purchase of equity. Opportunity to benefit from profitable levels of legal aid rather than punitive. Owner looking to move on to non-law related pastures new and move back on shore. Well established law firm in a stunning location offshore. Very similar law to England and Wales. Current partner happy to stay in situ to assist or sell outright. All options available for purchase - i