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30 Jul 2009
A new financial year ... what now?
It's a new financial year and everyone is looking forward to a more profitable 12 months than the last, after all, the only way from here is up, write...
30 Jul 2009
How can firms manage staff expectations during the downturn?
With many firms not offering salary increases or partnership promotions this year, there are a higher volume of disgruntled lawyers in the market. How...
23 Jul 2009
The London path
The well-trodden route to London is still an attractive proposition for Australian lawyers despite the global downturn, writes Sandra D'SouzaWhile it ...
23 Jul 2009
I have to move to London for personal reasons. I know the market is tough but what are my chances
Australian lawyers are now so well embedded in the UK legal market that - provided you have your own visa and are on the ground in London - you will b...
16 Jul 2009
How do I prepare an effective resume?
Here are some tips to help you prepare an effective resume: Your resume needs to include the following: Personal details Tertiary qualifications Empl...
14 Jul 2009
My firm has advised that they are freezing salaries. However I know my colleague is getting an in
First, you should consider why your colleague is receiving an increase. Is their salary below the appropriate salary band? Are they receiving a retros...
3 Jul 2009
Managing your career in a downturn
There is always opportunity out there, but a slower market can provide the chance for employees to take stock of their situation and redefine directio...
3 Jul 2009
I'm currently working in an in-house role but want to go part-time. Should I ask my boss to consi
Whether you can move to a part-time role will depend on a number of factors. You will need to assess the philosophy of the company generally towards p...
26 Jun 2009
My career progression is important to me but recent job interviews have not left me comfortable w
When we talk about "fit" with an organisation, we're referring to how closely your attitude, behaviour and values - or, in other words, your way of do...
26 Jun 2009
Will winter bring warmth in-house?
Most Australian companies have had a turbulent 12 months and the common perception is that the in-house job market has all but dried up, but as the se...
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