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Kate Sinclair sat down with an Associate to talk about her career move in Birmingham

What is it really like to use a recruitment agency in your job search? Harjyoti Jhall worked with Senior Associate Kate Sinclair to find her ideal role. We asked for her insight into the recruitment process.

Harjyoti Jhall is an Associate at Gowling WLG UK.

What made you decide to move to a new firm? I had not really thought about moving firms until Kate at Chadwick Nott contacted me about potential vacancies in the area of law I was interested to qualify in. Having worked in my existing firm for three years and being approximately 6 months or so from qualification, it seemed like the ideal juncture in my career to consider a change.

Why did you work with a recruitment agency? I felt a recruiter, like Kate, would be better placed to know the legal market and be able to offer a range of vacancies that I may not have found myself.

How was the recruitment process with Chadwick Nott? My experience was positive. Kate had a personal approach and genuinely cared about my progression. She was with me every step of the way, providing sound advice and encouragement when I needed it. She was able to provide tips for my interviews based on her experience and understanding of the culture of each of the law firms, but more importantly she made a conscious effort to match me to the firm that I would fit in best. I am still in touch with Kate and ever grateful for the opportunity and support she gave me.

What do you like about Birmingham? Birmingham is a diverse city that is consistently growing. In the time that I have been here, the city's landscape has vastly changed with infinitely more office space and opportunity. There is always something new to do: new bars, new restaurants, shopping facilities, even cycle lanes. I like the balance of the hustle and bustle of the city, but equally enjoy being able to travel a short distance to the quieter suburbs where there are nice parks and green spaces. Birmingham is living up to its name as the Second City. For anyone new considering a move to Birmingham, I don't think they will be disappointed. There is something for everyone here - just speak to Kate and her team to find out more.

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For more information and a confidential chat about any current opportunities for legal roles in the Midlands please contact Kate Sinclair.

Kate Sinclair 0121 200 5578

Date: January 2019