Why do we not put specific locations on our job postings?
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Why do we not put specific locations on our job postings?

Why do we not put our locations on our job adverts if the vacancies are genuine?

A very simple answer – ** (we have removed the name of this company for obvious reasons!).

Unfortunately, if we put the exact location of a vacancy onto job boards, this company will immediately approach our client and presumably other clients in the same area to advise them that they can assist as well. Of course there is nothing wrong with this, and we understand that other recruitment agencies are so keen to get work that they will chase round existing vacancies and try and fill them, but it does mean great annoyance to our clients who have specifically posted the vacancy with us so that we handle all the enquiries for them and they don’t have to mess about handling lots of telephone calls from excited sales people flogging candidates!

Ten Percent Legal Recruitment and Interim Lawyers are not sales people and we never approach firms to try and push candidates to them. Our business model is essentially providing candidates to our own clients when they need them, and also to send out regular updates in newsletters every week with anybody new coming through the door. We do not send out constant emails pushing candidates where we think there might be a vacancy, and neither do we trawl the internet looking for them.

So, you may wonder when looking at agency vacancies why a recruiter has been quite vague as to the location, and it is exactly for this reason quite often. If they reveal the location too closely, it gives too much detail away to other recruitment agencies who then try and make contact with the firm and cause both the recruitment agency and their client big headaches.

Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. He has been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 20 years and handles roles from junior fee earners through to partners and law firm sales/purchases. A non-practising solicitor on the Roll since 2000, he is also the author of a number of legal career books, which are available at www.ten-percent.uk. You can contact Jonathan at cv@ten-percent.co.uk