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How to prepare for your next move as a Legal Secretary

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by Anthony Demarco

13 days ago

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Specialising in Legal Support recruitment, I meet with job seekers every day, who are seeking a career move for a number of different reasons. Some of these include, larger, more prestigious firms, a change of environment, a new challenge, more responsibilities, different areas of law, the list goes on! Although these thoughts may be influencing your decision-making, are you ready and prepared to be fully committed to moving on? It is important to make sure that you have considered the following steps; to be certain a move is right for you:

Step 1: Have a clear list of what is important to you.

It is essential that you have a clear list of what is important to you in your next role and distinguish between ‘deal breakers’ and ‘luxuries’.

Step 2: You have explored internal options.

Sometimes the greatest change can come from an internal move. Have you spoken with HR or your manager about changing to a different practice group? Working part-time? More money?

Step 3: Update your resume.

Make sure your resume is up to date with your most recent job title, name of the firm, dates of employment (including months), responsibilities, duties and any update on systems skills.

Step 4: Have all updated skills necessary for next move.

Complete any courses, system training or typing and Microsoft tests so your next employer can see the technical skill set you can bring to their firm.

Step 5: Call people2people!

As the biggest legal support recruiter in Sydney, we have a number of vacant positions that may be your perfect career move. If you have worked through the steps and are ready for your next move, please call me today on +612 8270 9715.  

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