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Ways for lawyers to increase employability

​As we close the chapter on a very difficult 2020 and bunker down for a Christmas unlike any other, many lawyers may be considering new opportunities. COVID has had a massive impact on how we go about our day to day lives, and this in turn has affected employers needs and means of hiring. It is therefore imperative to prepare as best you can before seeking a new role.

Here we share some tips for lawyers to increase their employability in these troubling times.

  1. Upskilling

One of the best ways to increase your employability is to add more strings to your bow. Law Societies in the majority of jurisdictions offer a broad range of courses and are sure to have some on offer of interest/usefulness to you.

  1. Pro Bono

If you happen to find yourself with some extra time as a result of COVID or otherwise, doing some Pro Bono work is an excellent way to keep busy, gain new experience and of course, give back to society. It will also look great on your CV!

  1. Update your CV

Speaking of CVs, now is the perfect time to update yours. With CV trends changing all the time it can be tough to know what level of detail/format to use. If you do need some assistance please do reach out for some guides/templates and confidential feedback.

  1. Practice Video Interviews

In the current conditions as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, the vast majority of interviews will be conducted via video calls. It is important that you practice this style of interview to give you the best chance of success. Get a copy of our guide to video interviewing here

If you have any questions about points raised in this article or are keen to discuss opportunities, please reach out to me for a confidential discussion.

Posted 10 months ago
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Eóin Tracey

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