Friday, 2 October 2009

Bailey Hunter's 1st Birthday Party, cont'd...

More photos of the evening celebrations....

Bailey Hunter's 1st Birthday Party!

Thursday 24th September was the celebration event of Bailey Hunter's 1st Birthday in business Party.

The event was held in the prestigious grade II listed building of 3 Albion Place in Leeds, where the champagne was flowing and a huge birthday cake was shared. Clients, friends and business supporters joined in the celebrations.

Jane Walton, Head of Yorkshire Region; Make Your Mark said: “We have worked alongside Claire since the launch of her business in 2008 and are so pleased to see that the business has grown from strength to strength - this success is certainly well deserved. It can be difficult to take that step into launching your own business but Claire is a great example of how things can, and do, work out. To be celebrating a year in business is a great achievement, particularly in the current climate and we wish Claire all the very best for the future.”

Thank you to everyone who came along last Thursday, who made it a brilliant night! A special thank you to Catherine Gilburt of BHP Law, who travelled all the way down from Stockton on Tees for the evening.

And what better reason for a party than celebrating getting through your 1st year in business!
As I said on the night, a few people have commented on the timing of setting up a business in a recession but personally I have no regrets and think there a lot of advantages in doing this; the main one being that you have to be so much more proactive and work so much harder. This just sets the groundwork for a much better company in the long-term with no room for complacency. I like a challege and it’s much more rewarding to find success in tough economic times than have it handed to you on a plate. So onwards and upwards into year 2 and let's hope there are many more to come.

Bailey Hunter specialise in legal recruitment, working with solicitor's firms and inhouse legal departments across Yorkshire, the North East and the North West areas. Claire Cox, the founder, has over 8 years legal experience and practised as a Solicitor for several years in the North East prior to this.

Claire Cox
Bailey Hunter Ltd

Thursday, 4 June 2009

CV - Hints and Tips

How to Create A Good CV

Due to the unfortunate amount of redundancies in the legal profession, alongside other industries, there are an increasing number of candidates looking for work at the moment.

Your CV is a crucial sales tool as this is usually the first thing the employer/agency receives when applying or registering for work, so here are a few hints and tips to try and get yours noticed.

Also, always follow-up. Once you have posted/emailed your CV allow a couple of days and then call to check it has been received and what the next stage is and when you are likely to hear further.


• Try to keep it to 2 pages, 3 maximum
• Split into 4 sections and use subheadings; Personal Details, Employment History, Qualifications and Interests
• Always put in reverse chronological order, i.e. starting with the most recent first
• If there are any gaps in employment – add an explanation
• Keep statements factual giving good examples of experience gained
• Remember to include contact details including daytime contact number and personal email address
• Spell check and proof read – ideally get a trusted eye to proof read too
• Concentrate mainly on current/last job


• Include a photo
• List irrelevant personal information, e.g. names of children/pets
• Add very general statements without giving examples, e.g. I am an excellent teamplayer
• Invent hobbies/interests that can catch you out – be prepared to embellish on them at interview

For further assistance on drafting your CV please contact Claire Cox on 0113 2877950 or email on or

Claire Cox has worked for over 7 years in legal recruitment and practised as a Solicitor for several high profile firms prior to that. She is the founder of Bailey Hunter Ltd.