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Legal marketing & BD job market update

Legal marketing & BD job market update

*Unless you are interested in a career in Legal Marketing & BD then I’d probably skip right on. Easter is upon us, classically a time of new beginnings, new starts …new careers? So if you are thinking about changing role or seeing what is out there then I wanted to give a bit of an overview of the current market – at least as far as Legal Marketing & BD goes. Let’s start by saying it’s still busy, lots of roles around, although the majority are tending to

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Legal bid recruitment

Legal bid recruitment

When recruiting for Bid Managers in the Legal sector, at the top of the wish list for the employer is invariably "previous experience in the legal or professional services is a must"! But why? What makes professional services so unique that other sectors cannot offer the same skills. Here's what they are really looking for: Someone who can manage multiple bids at once. Someone who can manage multiple bids in multiple sectors. Someone who can manage multiple bids in multiple

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Client Relationships

Client Relationships

Look after your existing clients as they provide most of your revenue - current and future. This mantra seems to be the hot topic in Law firms at the moment, with a focus on sourcing professionals who can bring an expertise to the management of these clients. Client Relationship Managers, Client Development Managers, Account Managers, Key account Managers etc etc whatever you want to call them, individuals who understand how to apply a process to building closer links to existing business,

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What is the most important thing to you when considering a job offer?

What is the most important thing to you when considering a job offer?

Does more money equal a better career move? Does a higher salary equal more cash available in the bank? Do you put a financial value on your benefits when you move job? Do you look at the immediate financial here and now when making a move or do you look to where that move might take you in a few years’ time? What about the impact that a new role has on your personal life and everything that might be going on within it? So many things to consider but what comes top of the list? This

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Snow days or flexible working

Snow days or flexible working

Who doesn't love a snow day?  Business owners and Directors - that's who. Or at least those ones who don't have a flexible working policy. What do you do if your staff can't get into the office to work? Do you insist that they give it a go amongst the snow and ice or do you just write off that days’ work as a bit of bad luck?  If you haven't already then surely this time of year is a good one to consider why it's beneficial to work

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5 reasons why you should supply prompt feedback on an interview

5 reasons why you should supply prompt feedback on an interview

Behind every job search lies a real person…fairly obvious thing to say but too often at the moment that seems to be forgotten. What does that person expect from their job search?  A new job? Yes but perhaps more realistically they expect the opportunity to try and get a new job and then some feedback to explain why they have or have not been successful. Anything less is just a little bit rude, any more is icing on the cake. I have recently been working with an individual who has

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Common courtesy and manners…

Common courtesy and manners…

Sometimes you can receive 100's if not 1,000's of applicants to a job. It is impossible to give them all a personalised and detailed piece of correspondence as to why they are not suitable for a role but should you try? People will talk about negative experiences a lot more often than they will positive one's - you only need to look at the linked in posts about recruitment consultants to see the truth of that - therefore why do companies often not provide constructive feedback to

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How flexible thinking, about flexible working, can help.

How flexible thinking, about flexible working, can help.

Flexible working, flexi-time, home working, part time hours, condensed hours. Unfortunately, these words are not part of the standard vocab in the Legal sector yet but can really pay off when searching for a skill set which is in short supply in a given geography. A client of mine was recently struggling to source a key role with a niche skill set, combine this with a desire to have the successful applicant coming from a legal sector background it was doubly tricky. They had searched for the

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AM Bid Services Interview with Andrew Morrison

AM Bid Services Interview with Andrew Morrison

Ahead of our breakfast seminar on Bid Management and the current challenges of hiring into the bid sector, I spent a few minutes with Andrew Morrison, Managing Director of AM Bid Services, to ask him a few questions and get his take on creating successful bids and tenders. By way of introduction, Andrew, with years of experience in Bid Management behind him working for FTSE-100 organisations as well as SME’s, set up AM Bid Services in 2014.  Since then, the business is developing

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hatch/AM Bid services breakfast seminar

hatch/AM Bid services breakfast seminar

Breakfast Seminar – with Bid Experts, AM Bid Services Friday 30th June 08.00-10.00 Friday 30th June sees Hatch Recruitment team up with award winning bid specialists, AM Bid Services 08.00-10.00 at The Albert Square Chop House, Manchester to co-host a breakfast seminar for you like no other! This FREE event will see me examine the latest bid recruitment trends as well as the most innovative tactical approaches you can take to win bids delivered by Bid Specialists, Andrew Morrison and

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