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Candidate Resources

How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

With the 2021 salary survey just released, and mid-year reviews happening we are fielding a lot 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 better your preparation the better the outcome. Business…

Salary and careers guide 2021

QLD Legal Salary Survey 2021

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 2021 Queensland Legal Salary survey. Download the Salary Report Now How Much Should Queensland Lawyers Get Paid? Whether…

Will Taking a Secondment Hurt My Career?

Lawyers can gain many professional and personal advantages from secondments, but sometimes what seems to be a good thing can actually hurt your career prospects. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some factors to consider if you’re asked about taking a secondment. But first… What is a Secondment for Lawyers? Ordinarily,…

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…

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…

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