How to find the best legal vacancies

Nowadays, whether you are looking for legal vacancies as a barrister, a paralegal or anything in between, the internet is a good place to start. There are many employment agencies recruiting online that specialise in the legal field, as well as job boards for legal vacancies in both the UK and overseas. No matter what your specialisation, you’ll find hundreds, if not thousands, of legal vacancies by visiting just a few sites, and these are three of the best.

Online Resources for Legal Vacancies

The Lawyer – One of the most comprehensive sites for information about the legal field, The Lawyer covers everything from the latest legal news, to information about specific law firms, education and training, and job vacancies.

Register for the site and do a search for available jobs using keywords, job titles, or by specific region of the UK and Ireland, the United States or the Caribbean. Save any jobs you’re interested in on your personal online account, then upload your CV and apply. You’ll find every type of vacancy including solicitors, barristers, private practice, trainees, graduates, legal support and business support.

Simply Law Jobs – As the site name suggests, this online job board also specialises in finding employment for those in the legal field. They cover all of the UK and everything from solicitors and barristers to legal secretaries and trainees.

At Simply Law, you can do a preliminary search for available jobs but, be aware, if you register with the site you will immediately be given access to more current vacancies than if you remain unregistered.

Registration is free and takes less than a minute. Once registered, you can upload your CV and apply for any position you’re qualified for. Many of the jobs listed here are through legal recruiters, and are vacancies you won’t find anywhere else.

Totally Legal – With vacancies for every type of legal professional, Totally Legal has job listings from recruiters, solicitors, law firms, and multi-national corporations in the UK and overseas.

Search by keyword, category, type of job, salary or location and, if you do a multiple keyword search, you’ll be able to pull up extremely specific types of vacancies. Upload your CV and create a profile, and remember to sign up for their e-mail job alerts. New vacancies are posted daily so you don’t want to miss out.

Help Your Job Search With the Right CV

All of the legal job sites mentioned also offer helpful tips on how to prepare the perfect CV when looking at legal vacancies. Remember, you only get one chance to make the right impression, and all a prospective employer has to go off when you apply for a job, is your CV. Follow these helpful tips, and make sure yours is perfect.

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