New Year! New Role?

Posted on 3/1/2022 by Edward Sorrell

Over the festive period, there’s the opportunity to get a much-needed break from the office to clear your head. During this time, you may have had the chance to assess your year and plan your future (if not, you might want to read this). After doing so you may have come to realise that in the new year a new role is for you. Common signs of needing a fresh start include: New year dread, lack of motivation or general unsatisfactory feelings towards your job or workplace. 

But don’t worry, we’re here to help you find the right move for you. 

Think about what you want 

Before you start aimlessly scrolling through our website for jobs it’s important to make sure to know what you’re looking for. First of all, sit down and go through your priorities. As explored previously, there is usually a key reason as to why you want to move and if that’s the case let’s make sure we don’t make that mistake again. Are you looking for better pay?  Is your long commute getting you down?? Would you like more responsibility? 

Once you know this, you’ll be in a better position to  browse jobs or reach out to recruiters and find the right move for you 

Prepare to invest 

Looking for a job is almost a job within itself, involving updating your CV, speaking with recruiters to attending interviews. The more time you are prepared to invest in your job search, the better. .  Like with all great investments, the reward exceeds what you put in.  

Refresh your CV and your LinkedIn profiles 

Both your CV and your LinkedIn profile are so important to getting your dream move because they are your shop window, they will likely be where an employer gets their  first impression of you and first impressions last. More than three quarters of recruiters use LinkedIn for sourcing candidates and every law firm requires a CV at the beginning of the hiring process so make sure to get these things right. Read our blog for advice on how to make your CV stand out and our blog on Linkedin profiles for more help or get in touch with our recruiters for tailored CV advice. 

Get in touch 

If you’ve decided you want to move and are  prepared to spend the time on refreshing your CV, well you’re in the right place. . Contact one of our specialist recruitment consultants and they will be able to guide you through the process. Our recruiters can help as they have in-depth market knowledge and relationships with the law firms they work with. 

At Realm, each of our consultants works within a specific niche of the legal profession and so have a thorough understanding of that area of the market. Not only will we be able to give you an overview of the suitable opportunities currently on offer, but once we have learned more about your priorities, we’ll be able to suggest other firms you might be interested in. 

Be patient 

Being patient can be hard especially in job hunting, as the process can take time. That's why the earlier you start and the more time you spend on the early stages like perfecting your CV and updating your LinkedIn profile and getting in touch with recruiters will help you out in the long run and give you a much greater chance of getting your dream role.  

“Patience, persistence and preparation make an unbeatable combination for success.” — Napoleon Hill 


Get 2022 off to a flying start by starting your search with Realm 

If you’re ready for a change, our specialist legal recruitment team are ready to help you in your hunt for your next role. Browse our latest vacancies or go through our specialisms.  

Call us today on 03300 245 606 for a confidential chat about the current market and your career. 

New Year? New Role!


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