After achieving a Bachelor of Laws at University of Chester in 2012, Aimee worked for a leading UK law firm supporting their busy litigation team of lawyers and partners. After eighteen months, Aimee made the transition into the legal recruitment industry and worked as a Legal Support Consultant for three years at some of London’s most prestigious recruitment agencies; she has extensive experience assisting boutique, mid-size and magic circle law firms with their support recruitment needs. Aimee joined people2people in October 2017 and specialises in permanent recruitment varying across all areas of legal support, including (but not limited to) Secretaries, PA/EAs, Legal Assistants, Administrative Assistants, Receptionists and Paralegals.
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Keeping candidates engaged in their notice period #Silent...
It's not uncommon for there to be a 'silent period' between a candidate accepting a role and their first day, but it's a vital time to maintain consistent contact. Let me explain why. In the time that the candidate is working their notice period, if they are a good quality candidate their current employer will be trying their hardest to persuade them to stay. We have also seen clients of the employer make employment offers when they get word that the candidate has been active in the job market. Failing to maintain consistent contact can also lead to ghosting, where the candidate simply stops communicating with the company and could potentially be a no-show on their first day. Key times to ‘check in’ – It might sound like 101, but make sure you have received the signed contract and payroll forms. Upon receipt, give them a call and send a follow up congratulatory email welcoming them to the team and confirming start date and time. If conflict searches need to be conducted (a requirement in legal recruitment), then once these are complete, check in to advise the candidate that this part of the process is done. Create a pre-boarding component which could include useful tips for their first day and what to expect in their induction program. It’s sending them the message that you’re preparing for their arrival and you’re already wanting them to succeed. If there have been any exciting news/events in the team/department/ firm since they accepted the role, updating them of this gives you another reason to check in. In the week before, have the Hiring Manager call/message the candidate to let them know that they’re looking forward to their first day and have diarised an introductory lunch/ coffee in their first week with the team. You can’t afford to underestimate other peoples’ influence and whilst communication every day is over-kill, keeping lines of communication open from acceptance of the role to day one of employment will limit ‘ghosting’, revoking of acceptance and no-shows on their first day.August 27, 2019
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A Cheat Sheet to Stand out in a Competitive Market
We see hundreds of resumes every week and receive numerous calls from job seekers, so here’s a cheat sheet on what you need to do to ensure you are standing out, in a growingly competitive market. First off, get your resume right by ensuring it is succinct, sharp and accurate. Dates of employment and education, plus position titles must be accurate and break up your text with bullet points. Think about your main duties and further responsibilities you have gained and bullet point these. Including key achievements on each role and highlights of your time in that organisation will personalise your resume and demonstrate that you are reflective, which is an attractive quality. After you have applied, please follow up with a call to the relevant recruitment consultant/hiring manager and explain why you are interested in the position. We do love to hear from you and obtain a clearer understanding of why you want to be considered. If there is an abundance of response for the advertisement, it’s likely you will jump ahead in the process, by giving us a call. Even if this isn’t the case, we will be able to give you feedback on the spot, of why you may or may not be suitable. If you are invited in to meet with people2people… Plan your commute and make sure you’re here on time. If it so happens that you are running late then please give us a call. Make sure you bring a notepad and pen with you and make notes. Write down the roles we speak to you about and action points. For the majority of support positions, we will ask you to participate in testing, so once you receive the link to this, please complete as soon as you can, as otherwise there will be unnecessary delays in our processes. If you prove to have a positive and proactive attitude coupled with some relevant experience, then we will have no hesitation in shortlisting you for opportunities within Melbourne’s prestigious law firms. We have plenty of legal support opportunities available for all levels in Melbourne’s CBD, so if you’d like to explore further, please don’t hesitate in giving Aimee Burton a call on +613 9098 7433.May 30, 2019