We know, we know…the old cliches are rattled out every year – ‘new year, new you’, ‘this year is going to be different’…stop us when it starts sounding familiar! However, one old cliche that remains true year in, year out is that around is ‘new year, new job’!
An extended guilt-free holiday over Christmas and new year leads many people to reconsider one of the biggest factors in their lives…where they work! Time away from the office gives time for reflection – where is your career going? Are you valued by your employer? Dare we say, are you paid enough?!
Nothing is different for solicitors, legal executives and paralegals in and around Yorkshire and the North West. Law firms have generally been very busy in the past few years and we have seen numerous instances of individuals working incredibly long hours and not being rewarded appropriately. Promotions in certain firms are still at a premium and salaries in other firms have not risen enough given the huge increase in work and expectation on solicitors. When senior associates are paid less than 50% more than NQs within the same firm, mid-level lawyers are quite rightly wondering if they are better suited elsewhere.
At CapeClarke, we take a very consultative approach and are always happy to have a no obligation, open conversation around the market in general as well as particular frustrations or facets of your current role. On the one hand, it may help you decide that a change is as good as a rest; alternatively, it may make you realise you actually do like where you work.
Please feel free to get in touch and we would be more than happy to help.
If you have been thinking about a move or would just like some general advice about options in the market, please feel free to contact one of our dedicated consultants on 0113 2385965 or 0161 3000750.
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