Searching for a new job is not without its challenges in any industry; the process can be time consuming and difficult to navigate. In a competitive job market, jobseekers must be dedicated to securing their next role, committing time and considerable effort in order to succeed.

Below we take a look at key insights into searching for a legal job in 2019-20.

 

Key Insights

  • 83% of legal professionals spend time ‘every day’ when searching for a new job
  • 15.3% of legal professionals spend time ‘weekly’ when searching for a new job
  • 3% of legal professionals spend time ‘monthly’ when searching for a new job

Based on an Simply Law Jobs survey of 50 legal professionals. 

Responses acquired in August 2020.

Key Insights

  • 89.1% of legal professionals are searching for a job throughout 2020
  • 89% of legal professionals are searching for a job in January 2020
  • 59% of legal professionals updated their CV in January 2020, ready to apply for new vacancies
  • 36.1% of legal professionals cited they were ‘extremely unhappy’ in their current role

Based on an Simply Law Jobs survey of 248 legal professionals. 

Responses acquired in January 2020.

Key Insights

  • 32.3% of legal professionals cited that interviews made them nervous
  • 65% of legal professionals cited that they would not apply for a job if the salary information wasn’t displayed
  • 28% of legal professionals cited they received a pay rise annually
  • 34.2% of legal professionals cited they would be willing to travel between 10 and 20 miles for a new position
  • 9% of legal professionals cited they would be willing to travel between over 30 miles for a new position
  • 17% of legal professionals cited they would be willing to relocate for a new position

Based on an Simply Law Jobs survey of 109 legal professionals. 

Responses acquired in October 2019.

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