Candidates

A Guide To The Recruitment Process

Whatever stage you are at in your legal career, we offer a bespoke recruitment service designed around you.  We have experience advising private practice lawyers, from NQs to Partner, In House Lawyers, Professional Support Lawyers and those seeking an alternative career in law. Our approach is focused on your individual abilities, personal skills and career aspirations, so we will only suggest roles and opportunities that best suit your experience and career goals. 

We only ever send out your CV to a client after obtaining your express permission to do so.

The following is a step by step guide to the Lipson Lloyd-Jones service.  To see what former candidates have said about Lipson Lloyd-Jones, click here.     

The Initial Discussion

We consider every CV we receive in detail in order to establish each candidate’s professional and personal profiles and clarify their career aspirations. Where a meeting is not practical, we will cover as much ground as possible by telephone and email.

CV Preparation

Using your CV and the information gleaned from our discussions, we will prepare a formal CV containing a detailed account of your educational achievements, professional experience and relevant personal interests, in a concise and accessible layout which is familiar to our clients.

The CV is a powerful marketing tool and our format presents our candidates in the most favourable light. For advice on CV preparation click here.

The Search

Our client base is vast, encompassing private practices, in house departments and professional support units both nationwide and overseas. If you have utilised the search and/or update facilities on our site, you will probably have selected a number of vacancies which are of interest to you and, these will be discussed with you along with any vacancies we consider to be suitable having conducted our own search on your behalf. Our approach is both creative and lateral - no opportunity will be missed.

Approaching Employers

We never disclose information about our candidates, nor send their CVs to clients without first obtaining their  permission to do so.  

Keeping Us Informed

Please tell us about any previous approaches to potential employers, either directly or via another agency. Employers don’t look favourably upon multiple applications from different sources and your prospects of impressing will all but have disappeared. In some circumstances a fresh application may be advisable, but we will always discuss this with you first. Contact us.

Ongoing Search

We will continue to advise you of all new vacancies as they arise. We never forget a candidate and if you do not hear from us for a while, it is only because no suitable vacancies have arisen.  If you wish to consider vacancies in legal disciplines, environments or locations other than those originally discussed, let us know and we will conduct a new search for you, or you can use our search facility yourself.

Interviews

We will contact you as soon as a client requests an interview with you.  Interviews should be arranged as soon as possible to maintain positive momentum. We will arm you with detailed interview advice, information about the job and an insight into the client.  Please telephone us after your interview to let us know your thoughts. The quicker we convey feedback to the client, the better. We will also tell you the client's feedback. For interview advice and tips, click here.

Offers

We will inform you immediately should a client wish to make you an offer. We manage the negotiation of salary and terms to facilitate a smooth and successful outcome.

References

References will be sought once an offer has been made. Employers generally rely upon written references alone although they occasionally seek verbal confirmation.  

Competing Offers

We will never attempt to influence you to accept the offer from our client by denigrating another offer. Any attempt by an agency to exert pressure on a candidate to accept an offer from one of their clients is unacceptable. Career decisions are too important and you need to be able to weigh up the merits of competing offers with a clear mind.

Queries

If there are any aspects of the recruitment process you would like to discuss in greater detail, please contact us. 

The personal touch

We offer a rare level of  consultant experience and team consistency at Lipson Lloyd-Jones. A number of our consultants have been with the business for over 15 years. We understand the market and its players, enabling us to provide invaluable insights and pointers. You need to make an informed decision and our job is to assist you, helping you consider all the relevant factors for both your personal and professional development.

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