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9 Jan, 2020

Breaking the habit – from smoking to a new job

  I recently quit smoking for the second time in my life. The first time, back in 2015, I had merely replaced one vice with another having made the move from tobacco to vaping and going from smelling like a stale carpet in an old pub to smelling like a cherry scented air freshener. It […]

16 Dec, 2019

Awkward Questions

As a specialist legal recruiter, I spend a significant amount of my time preparing lawyers for interviews. This includes ensuring an understanding of the job role, establishing clarity on the finer details such as supervision and career progression, and of course addressing technical, personal and awkward questions. Awkward questions? Why would there be awkward questions […]

11 Dec, 2019

Think Legal highlights the importance of local CSR projects at Christmas

By Adam Zdravkovic, Associate Director at Think Legal Recruitment in Manchester Think Legal kicked off it’s Christmas CSR programme with a donation last week to Ardwick & Longsight Food Bank ( Adam Zdravkovic explains… Earlier this year I received an email from the directors at Think Legal, suggesting that I choose a charitable and local […]

20 Nov, 2019

Team work

What exactly is team work? How does it apply to the day to day routine? Does it transcend one’s work and personal life? What do we do when we’re in a position where team work is not apparent and how does this affect us? Lots of questions for my opening soliloquy in this piece. Having […]

30 Oct, 2019

Lawtech – a $15.9bn industry. What is it and how is it helping in-house legal teams?

What is “lawtech”? The Law Society’s definition is nice and easy to understand: it is the term that is used to “describe technologies that aim to support, supplement or replace traditional methods for delivering legal services, or that improve the way the justice system operates”. Traditionally it incorporates tools such as document automation, AI (Artificial […]

29 Oct, 2019

Under Pressure

It is now late 2019; one of the worst recessions in living memory is somewhat far behind us, although in some places we still see and feel the impact. While we are currently living in a time of relative economic growth the news every day warns of the impending doom of another looming recession which […]

8 Oct, 2019

Brexit at Tiffany’s

We all know the song, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Released on July 4th 1995 by the US band Deep Blue Something, it peaked at number five in the US charts and reached number one in the UK. The song is sung from the point of view of a man whose girlfriend is on the verge of […]

12 Sep, 2019

Career progression

  It’s all too easy to become comfortable at work, to fall into a patterns of repetition, doing the same thing over and over, becoming complacent and eventually stagnating rather than progressing. It’s easy to convince yourself that the path you’re taking, which is often the path of least resistance, is the correct one. I’m […]

22 Aug, 2019

First Impressions

First Impressions It’s true, first impressions last and it’s a shame that you only get one because they really do count. It can sometimes be difficult to make a good first impression but that might depend on the situation. Conversely, it might be really easy but again this would also depend on the situation. Let’s […]

16 Aug, 2019

Salary & Performance Review – Know your worth

Salary/Performance Reviews – Knowing your worth and managing the process for your benefit As I sit here on a (another) rainy day in Manchester in mid-August, it is sometimes tough to remember its summer time and therefore pay/performance review time for many in the legal profession! I have advised candidates, friends and associates through these […]

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