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Leeds headquartered legal recruitment specialist Florit Brooke has published a free guide for newly qualified solicitors in the region looking for their first role.
The 2017 NQ Solicitors Survival Guide is available to download from the Florit Brooke website. Based on the most frequently asked questions from trainee solicitors, it is designed to give an overview of everything newly qualified solicitors need to consider in relation to finding the right job for them.
It includes advice on the best time to start their job search, writing a CV that will secure interviews, interview preparation, the lowdown on different practice areas and how to choose a recruitment consultant who will help you succeed, as well as advice on alternate career areas if your aspirations have changed.
Anthony Brooke, one Florit Brooke’s two founding partners, said: “We produced our first Survival Guide in 2015 based on conversations with trainees. We asked what they most wanted advice about – concerns about the current job market; the elements of job-hunting they were most and least comfortable with; the practical support they found most useful; the gaps in their industry knowledge – and their responses helped shape the content for the first two Survival Guides.
“Whilst much of that content remains relevant for this year’s newly qualified solicitors, we’ve updated the 2017 guide based on additional feedback from trainees, and also added a rundown of different practice areas to help NQs focus their search and find the role that’s right for them.”
Partner Miguel Florit said: “Newly qualified solicitors rarely have any experience of the legal recruitment market – understandably so – and the guide is there to provide a reference point, giving them all the information they need to start choosing their ideal NQ job, in a format they can read when it suits them and refer back to as they start thinking about their first role.”