Do you really like it? Is it, is it wicked? How do you view your job

6 Mar, 2018

Do you really like it? Is it, is it wicked? How do you view your job

“Do you really like it? Is it, is it wicked”

DJ Pied Piper

The first thing of note is that I qualified as a lawyer in the year this came out. From that you will draw the conclusion that I am (i) old/experienced and (ii) this blog is going to be about some pretty serious subject matter.

Imagine for a moment a world of no consequence where DJ Pied Piper and the MCs came into your office and, with reference to your job, asked you – “do you really like it?”.

Of course, you might immediately think, I’m too young for this reference so I wouldn’t know them from Adam but let us keep going with this tenuous link.

DJ Pied Piper hands you the mic. Like Eminem gathering his thoughts for an epic rap battle, you think for a moment – then what do you say?

Do you really like it? Is it, is it wicked?

Now for the recruitment blog bit. Hopefully the answer is yes. At least for your sake not mine. If it isn’t, why not?

There is no question that in most areas of law, it is very much a candidate driven market where experienced lawyers are in short supply compared to the number of vacancies that arise. So if there are frustrations in your current role, assess the severity of them. Not all are career changers. Maybe you were a couple of thousand pounds shy on your pay review. Is that reason enough to move. I would counter not. Though maybe that has been an established pattern over several years which cumulatively leaves you out of step with others at your level. Well, maybe that is good reason or at least better.

The key to any successful move starts with you. It is about a deeper analysis around what is truly important to you and whether you are getting all you feel you should from your current role. Let’s be clear, it is possible that you are deluded and your expectations are way off but chances are you have genuine grounds for disquiet.

Whatever the reason we are happy to talk these through with you so you can gain a balanced view of the wider market and what to expect. “That is incredible kind and generous of you to do that with no strings attached” I hear you cry. There is always a catch. If you feel that there is scope to look around then we will look to do that. In partnership. Albeit where we reap the financial award and you the job you actually want. What the catch isn’t is us telling you about things you don’t want to hear about or pestering you to go for jobs. Our aim is to work collaboratively with you. Whether that be now, in 6 months or 5 years’ time. We want to be as much a part of your career as time sheets. You might not like them but they are a necessary evil.

Plus our musical references are dated but wicked. If that isn’t good enough reason then I don’t know what is.

Drop me a line for a confidential chat or if you need me for the noughties music section of your pub quiz –