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QLD Legal Salary Survey 2019

Not surprisingly, the most common question that lawyers have in their careers is this: how much should I be getting paid as a lawyer? To help Queensland lawyers answer that question (and many more!), we’ve created the 2019 Queensland Legal Salary survey. Download the Salary Report Now How Much Should Queensland Lawyers Get Paid? Whether…

Beware the Counter-Offer

You’ve finally done it! After lots of consideration and contemplation, you’ve decided that your current firm isn’t right for you. A great CV, multiple interviews and a bunch of secret phone calls later, you say “yes” to a new opportunity. Then comes the big conversation… You take a deep breath and let your boss know…

How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

With the 2019 salary survey well underway, and mid-year reviews coming up at a rapid pace it’s likely we’re about to get a bunch of questions about what people should be earning, and how to go about negotiating a better pay rise. As you’d expect, preparing for the discussion (or discussions) is critical, and the…

Preparing your CV

Put simply, your CV is who you are in three or four pages. It tells someone who hasn’t met you or spoken to you who you are. Needless to say, it’s critical to get it right! A CV is also the first piece of drafting a prospective employer will see from you and is your…

Interview Tips

The key to any successful interview is preparation. While both of us spend a good amount of time preparing all of our candidates for any interviews we arrange, we have included some general interview tips below: Preparation Preparation is key. Do as much as you can to prepare before any interview as this will put…

Legal career advice brisbane

How to resign

So you’ve secured a great new job and now it’s time to resign. For many lawyers we speak to this can be an arduous task whether it be because you love your job and your colleagues and feel you are letting them down or you are simply terrified of how your boss is going to…