June 2018

An Interview with Kathleen Riordan – Legal PA of the Year 2017

Kathleen Riordan.jpgKathleen Riordan won Legal PA of the Year at SecsintheCity’s PA of the Year Awards 2017. The judges praised Kathleen, as one of her nominations said: she’s “the embodiment of team first, self second, Kathleen works conscientiously and tirelessly, often without recognition, to get the job done.” In this interview, we’ll find out how Kathleen became a Legal PA and what drives her to succeed in the role.

How to Answer the Question “What Are Your Salary Expectations?”

Salary Question.jpgIt may sound innocent enough, but the interview question about salary expectations is a loaded one. Talking about money is awkward at the best of times, but in an interview situation it can be particularly tricky.

In a nutshell, while honesty is important, it’s better to avoid giving a specific figure. Give one that’s too high and you’ll quote yourself out of the role, too low and you’ll shoot yourself in the foot.

Hunting for Legal Work Experience

Work Experience.jpgBy Maudie Powell-Tuck and Becky Kells, AllAboutLaw

Searching for work experience – where should I begin?

A good start is deciding what kind of work experience you actually want to get. There are thousands of law firms and legal organisations in the UK, so you’ve got to figure out which ones interest you.