How To Land Your Dream Legal Job As A Solicitor, Legal Executive, Paralegal UK.

Are You Looking For A New Dream Legal Job? Are You A Solicitor, Legal Executive (Or Trainee), Paralegal Or Seeking Your First Position In The Law?

How To Land Your Dream Legal Job As A Solicitor, Legal Executive, Paralegal UKFirst, let me start by explaining my background. I am Nick Jervis. I now run my full time law firm marketing consultancy, but this was my career before doing this:

  1. Trainee legal executive;
  2. Legal Executive
  3. Solicitor

You should also know, as it is relevant to this article, that I was offered a job for every interview that I attended in my 14 years in the law.

Landing My First Job As A Trainee Legal Executive

I had absolutely no experience in the legal world when I decided, aged 21 and having spent some time travelling and enjoying life, to enter the law.

I scoured the legal papers but did not see one job advertised for a trainee legal executive, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I decided that if I was going to land my dream legal job I would have to take control of the matter.

I researched firms that I liked the look of, created a list of 65, then I hand wrote 65 personalised letters to each of them. This led to one job interview and one job offer (more followed later but I accepted the first one).

65 letters, one job and now as I am still effectively working in the legal industry, the blood, sweat and tears for that early research and letter writing have paid me back handsomely.

The good news for you is that you do not have to work quite this hard, or hard at all really for that matter.

With LinkedIn and law firm websites, it should be a breeze for you to identify firms that you would like to work for and to create tailored approach that is almost certain to lead to a job offer.

To discover what you need to do, why not start by downloading my “How to land your dream legal job checklist”?

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Claire Johnson

Nick is a fountain of knowledge, tried and tested personally. He has that rare gift of not making you feel daft for asking any question. After our consultation I felt far less like a rabbit in the headlights and far more empowered to climb the marketing mountain successfully.

Tim Bishop

As the owner of a small to medium-sized law firm, I have found that Samson Consulting’s Marketing4Solicitors monthly newsletter has proved absolutely invaluable throughout the last three years or so. Of all the marketing advice I’ve had over the years, this has proved by far the best value – bringing us tens of thousand of pounds of extra work every year.

One of the best tricks Nick Jervis [who owns Samson Consulting] uses, is not only to identify the kind of marketing actions a small or medium-sized business can take themselves, but he also explains why it works and most importantly then takes you through, step-by-step exactly what you need to do. As someone who is passionate about growing my business, I really look forward to receiving Nick’s excellent newsletter every month.

It’s worth pointing out that initially I was sceptical about his promises – so many marketing businesses promise the earth. But within a couple of months I was absolutely convinced he was right and I have been hooked ever since.

I recommend Nick Jervis and Samson Consulting without any hesitation whatsoever.

Chris Rennie

Nick takes a no-nonsense approach, cuts the fluff and gets straight to the point – which is an approach that you see very little nowadays in the world of marketing where you have many gurus with complex approach that most probably never work. I look forward to working with Nick.

Emerson Scotland

Brilliant, insightful and a great discussion. Nick certainly knows his stuff and makes you feel at ease.

Carl Atkinson

I have enjoyed working with Nick over the past couple of years and his advice has helped me manage and improve the marketing of my business.

Nick has provided many helpful and practical suggestions to improve my marketing strategy and I am happy to recommend his services.