Whether you are a trainee secretary, law student or senior associate having an informed career plan is essential to feeling engaged with your work and to achieve all round success! The legal industry is a small and highly networked sector where an individual’s reputation, employment history and professional connections are key! As such, we recommend creating a plan to guide your decision making and help you build and maintain a career which is entirely in your control.
Its normal to be apprehensive about starting a new role, there are many mixed emotions going on when taking a leap into a new position and it can be a scary ordeal. Not knowing the team dynamic and even the nature of your role, you can feel as though you are being thrown in the deep end.
Career satisfaction is an important element of your personal and professional life and that can affect your feelings of self-worth, your performance at work and your financial security. Many professionals struggle with this every day and understandably find the idea of moving into a completely different industry daunting.
“I made contact with Dyanne Gerard Personnel through LinkedIn when I was feeling somewhat dissatisfied in my former job, though not actively looking for something new at that stage. My consultant, Sharon Galpin, provided the exact service that I needed at the time – we began things with a casual chat, where she let me know what I could expect in the market and assured me that she would be able to help me find a role that would suit my skills, experience and qualifications. She was as good as or even better than her word – she stayed in regular contact with me but was never forceful as some recruitment agents can be, which was like a breath of fresh air! Six months on, I am in a job that I enjoy, part of a supportive and cohesive team, in a firm with a culture that epitomises the ideals that I discussed with Sharon at our initial meeting. One very satisfied candidate here!"Kathy. W, Senior Legal Assistant
“If you are truly serious about taking your career to the next level, you need look no further than Dyanne Gerard Personnel. Thanks to both Meg Poulter and Sharon Galpin I have now secured the perfect in-house role which wouldn’t have been possible without their dedication and persistence. I felt valued as both an individual and as a candidate and I think this is a rare quality amongst recruiters these days. Dyanne Gerard Personnel will ensure that they match you with roles which best suit your skills, personality and needs. They also have a good selection of roles which are exclusive and won’t be advertised through other recruitment agencies. The position I secured is one such role."Carmel. S, Personal Assistant
“I have a long standing relationship with Dyanne Gerard Personnel dating back to 2005. This is because they have always been, and continue to be outstanding in providing expert recruitment services and understanding client needs both from the employer perspective as well as from a candidate's point of view. They have placed me in various legal roles in private practices over the years, but more recently, were able to place me in an in-house role at one of the largest medical companies in Australia within only a few days of having applied! Their knowledge of the market, extensive experience and efficient services solidify their position as a leader in the recruitment market. I recommend them to all job seekers and employers alike."Ivy. L, Senior Legal Secretary (in-house)
“My experience with Dyanne Gerard Personnel recruitment agency has been pleasant. In particular, the agent that I worked with was professional and friendly, and most importantly, she kept me in the loop on the progress of my job application without me needing to follow up with her all the time. My agent has also touched base with me after a successful placement to ensure all is still going smoothly in respect of my new job."ZL, Paralegal / Candidate