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Recharge: How to Navigate the Job Market as a Returner


This webinar was delivered on 20 April 2022.

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Course Description


  • 1 hour
  • Foundation
This on-demand webinar is aimed at solicitors across all levels of PQE seeking to return to the legal profession following a career break. This free webinar and Q&A will explore all you need to know about how to position yourself as a stand-out candidate.Please sign up for this free webinar if you are:
  • a solicitor considering a return to practice but unsure how to market yourself to potential employers
  • struggling to get noticed by legal recruitment agencies
  • lacking the self-confidence to approach employers directly
  • fearing that asking for ‘flexible’ working arrangements will put you at a disadvantage
This live webinar and Q&A session were hosted on 20 April 2022 by Husnara Begum, former lawyer turned career coach.

Learning outcomes

Throughout this webinar and Q&A, attendees will:

  • Learn about tried and tested job search techniques for solicitor candidates with unconventional CVs
  • Discover the importance of networking in the context of job hunting
  • Receive advice on how to prepare a robust and memorable narrative / elevator pitch to use when having career conversations with contacts
  • SRA Competence:  A2

What this will cover

This webinar and Q&A will cover the following steps to successfully recharge your legal career:

  • How to explain gaps / blips on your CV to legal recruiters and employers
  • Essential tips to cut the middleman and become your own recruiter
  • How to use LinkedIn effectively as a job search tool (including what to include in your profile)
  • How to harness your network to tap into the hidden jobs market
  • Pros and cons of direct speculative applications
  • What to include in cover emails
  • When and how to approach discussions about ‘flexible’ working and salary expectations
  • How to stay motivated