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Legal graduate job hunters 'must be flexible'
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Law graduates hoping to enter the legal sector should be flexible as to the type of law they wish to specialise in, it has been suggested.
According to Independent writer Louise Sethi, some practices within firms have reacted better to the global economic slowdown than others, meaning there is not an even spread of employment opportunities for university leavers.
In order to maximise their chances of securing a training contract, graduates should consider areas such as commercial litigation and employment law, she comments, rather than those which are particularly suffering as the global economic slowdown ensues such as real estate.
Ms Sethi stresses that the grad jobs market is competitive in law, not least because of the potential professional and financial incentives on offer for those who progress up the career ladder.
Last week, Last week, Tom Hadley of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation suggested that graduates and other professionals seeking to enter the sector may wish to consider temporary or paralegal work.