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Now in its fifth year, our NQ Guide 2020 provides free advice and support for trainee solicitors looking for jobs in Yorkshire, the North East and North West.
Compiled by our experienced team of legal recruitment experts and directly shaped by years of conversations with, and feedback from, trainee solicitors looking for NQ jobs, the resources we’ve put together will demystify the legal recruitment market, help you avoid its pitfalls and find the role that’s right for you.
So if you’re qualifying as a solicitor in 2020 and looking for your first role, you’re in the right place. From advice on preparing your CV to deciding when to work with a legal recruiter, our free NQ Guide 2020 explains everything you need to know.
Newly updated for NQs qualifying in 2020, the guide covers:
Working with a legal recruiter – why, how and when
When is the right time to speak to a recruiter, how can they help you, and how do you choose a recruiter to work with?
How can Brooke Thornham help with your search for an NQ role?
This guide takes you through the process from start to finish, so you know exactly what to expect if you choose to work with us.
Career decision-making as an NQ
Avoid feeling overwhelmed by decisions. We’ll help you think through your options and choose the route that’s right for you, as well as giving you some key ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’.
What’s hot and what’s not in 2020; and in-house in the future
Which areas of law offer most opportunity for building a successful legal career? And could an In-house role be for you?
NQ salaries in 2020
The bit everybody wants to know, but rarely feels comfortable asking! Our guide gives you salary information and market predictions for 2020.
Preparing your CV as an NQ
Your CV will be a significantly different document now to when you were looking for a training contract. We’ll assist you to create a document which really delivers what interviewers are looking for.
Preparing for NQ interviews
How confidently can you sell your experience and capabilities and communicate your drive and career aspirations? Download our six tips for successful interviews, and get yourself fully interview-ready.
The recruitment process demystified!
The legal recruitment market is complex, hence we’re offering advice that will help you stay in control of your job search and make sure that you avoid awkward situations and common pitfalls.
Alternative career thoughts for NQs who aren’t sold on a legal career
Not sure that being a practising lawyer is for you? You’re not alone, and in fact there are plenty of choices open to you so we’re sharing some ideas to help your thinking.