The general job market today is very competitive, and there are more people than ever applying for each available position. But this is not true of every single job market. Over the last five years or so, there has been an increasing demand for Legal Secretaries, which looks like it will continue well into the future.
If you are a law graduate, getting a job as a Legal Secretary could be the perfect way to get your foot in the door and get noticed. ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma course is studied by many law graduates as it helps them to acquire the practical skills they need and it boosts their CVs.
Working as a Legal Secretary you will have a chance to earn a decent wage whilst dramatically improving your job prospects by gaining practical experience. You can work your way up the ladder in the firm that has taken you on, or find employment at another firm when you feel confident with your progress.
If you do a fantastic job as a Legal Secretary, you will prove several things. First, you will show that you are a reliable employee, you can be trusted with confidential information, and you have good legal knowledge and skills. Second, you will demonstrate that you can integrate into the company, working well with the people already employed in the organisation. This will make you a perfect choice should a higher position become available within the firm. You will have a huge advantage over other candidates.
If there is a particular law firm or organisation that you want to work for, taking a Legal Secretary position shows your commitment and dedication to the company. Your loyalty and enthusiasm will be recognised in the interview and beyond. Whilst other graduates may write on their CV that they are passionate and excited about the prospect of working for a particular firm, you will have the evidence to back up that claim, immediately making you more employable than other applicants.
If there is a particular field which you are interested in developing a level of expertise in, then working as a Legal Secretary in that particular area of law is a fantastic way of gaining needed experience without having to work for free as an intern.
If you are not managing to secure the job that you want and you have to look at other options for employment, it is beneficial to gain additional qualifications so you can do something relevant to the job you eventually want. Take a look at the Law Society’s alternative careers in law page to find information about your options: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/careers/becoming-a-solicitor/alternative-c….
Alternatively you can also visit: https://www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/how-to-become-a-solicitor
Even though working as a Legal Secretary might not be your ideal job, it makes sense to at least do something which will help you get to where you want to be.