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24th Aug 2023

August 2023 Newsletter

Read Dovetail's latest newsletter, where we outline the current status of the legal job market in Australia and provide career guidance tips.

2min August In-House Market Update Video

We explore the 5 main trends in the In-House Legal Market after the end of the financial year and as we head into the final stretch of 2023. Enjoy!

Establish Healthy Work/Life Boundaries in 2023

Embracing work-life boundaries is not only about finding time for yourself but also about ensuring sustainable growth and long-term success in your chosen field.

Practical Guidance When Looking for Your Next Role

Whether you’re currently on the job hunt or anticipating the need to look in the near future, these insights may prove valuable in your career journey.

Through conversations with other lawyers in a similar position, I’ve gathered a range of practical tips and strategies I want to share with you.

CV Formatting Tips: Do’s and Don’ts for Lawyers

An excellent CV can make all the difference to your job prospects.

However, CV formats change over time, and drafting something “so personally close” and with so many details to include, can be challenging. Our Do’s and Don’ts infographic will help your CV stand out!

Understanding Current In-House Legal Job Market Trends

Published in Lawyers Weekly – we looked at the trends we’re seeing in the current in-house job market.

Understanding the changing job market and “buying” or “selling” at the right time can increase your chances of a successful recruitment process both as a candidate looking for a job and as a company looking to recruit.

Salary Guide

What's your value?

Sample of live opportunities
  • Head of Legal – Start-Up – Remote: A rare and outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced IT software and/or Utilities lawyer to become the first Head of Legal at a rising start-up. The best of both worlds – an entrepreneurial start-up with the backing of a major corporate. A completely remote working role.
  • Senior Legal Counsel – Utilities/Energy Company: Fantastic 4-month role for a Senior Legal Counsel with Utilities and/or Energy experience to have an adventure, see the country and work on excellent projects. Our client is based in Darwin and is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to assist with several projects, predominately in the gas industry. Ideally, you would either be based in Darwin or able to work 2 weeks in Darwin and 2 weeks from home – wherever that may be. They will cover the cost of flights and accommodation.
  • Head of Legal – Not For Profit: An exciting opportunity for a Head of Legal to join a dynamic and impactful organisation in Melbourne CBD. This is a leadership role for a seasoned legal professional ready to hit the ground running, offering a real chance to make an impact while developing and growing your career.
  • Senior In-House Counsel – Financial Services: Outstanding opportunity for a Senior In-House Counsel with demonstrated financial services experience to join a global business and provide advice and legal support on a wide range of funds, investment management, and general commercial and corporate issues.
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Fun Facts
  • The inventor of the frisbee was turned into a frisbee: Walter Morrison, the inventor of the frisbee, was cremated after his death in 2010, and his ashes were moulded into a frisbee as per his request.
  • Cows have best friends: Cows form strong social bonds with other members of their herd and even have best friends they prefer to spend time with.
  • Honey never spoils: Archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible.
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