The world’s your oyster – making an international career move
A key emerging trend among modern day lawyers is ‘upping sticks’ and seeking personal advancement overseas. With so many practice areas being transferable across the globe, it makes absolute sense to step out of your comfort zone and try something new - especially given the number of doors it can open in the longer term. But how does the average lawyer make this happen?
Enter the somewhat daunting world of international job-hunting, which begs the question; where do you begin? For most, reaching out to an agency specialising in international placements is the first step, but that in itself can be a puzzling task. Surely the best option for any lawyer is to work with a boutique search agency, where a focused and well-connected specialist can introduce them to the best global opportunities. That is the proposition of UK-based Nexus Legal Recruitment, who specialise in legal recruitment across Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, London, and offshore locations including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
Nexus work alongside leading law firms to attract, develop and retain top talent. The firm distinguishes itself by offering tailored solutions for lawyers seeking overseas moves.
“Lawyers are time poor. They work in a crowded space” says the company’s Senior Marketing Executive, Rebecca Thompson. “Our unique selling point is offering them the comfort of a select, professional service that connects them to the best firms around the globe”
“Offering a personal service takes time, meaning the consultations are thorough and we have a good idea of what both candidates and clients want” says the firm’s Managing Consultant, Lauren Chester. She adds, “We’re not focused on moving lawyers into roles that ultimately don’t fit the initial brief they gave us, just to fill a role. We want to make sure we’re taking on board what both sides want to ensure it’s the best fit for long term success”
Nexus pride themselves on offering sound career advice and assisting lawyers with their longer-term career goals. They offer coaching on how to build a good personal ‘legal brand’ and offer honest advice up-front if there are any additional steps that need to be taken before pursuing a move overseas. “Because we work globally, we usually find that we can assist lawyers sourcing a new position in their local markets in the short term. This ultimately puts them in a stronger position, 12-18 months down the line, when we can assist them further in securing their role overseas” says Chester.
“There is so much involved, from the research to the connections to the coaching and prepping lawyers for interviews” adds Thompson.
Thompson says the best results are with lawyers who aren’t actively looking to move but who, once they have connected with Nexus, often find they are suddenly looking at the job of a lifetime.
If you are a lawyer looking for a regional move or something further afield, get in touch with Nexus Legal today by calling: +44 203 984 6565 or email email@example.com
You can also find our more about Nexus Legal Recruitment here
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