International relocation: An insider’s view
In the past few years, business services in law have gone international, with Totum increasingly working on either placements overseas or helping international candidates to relocate to London. As part of this more global view, we were delighted last year to agree a formal alliance with Australian recruitment firm Seldon Rosser, which specialises in BD and marketing recruitment in law. Between us, we can provide clients with a combined candidate reach spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. A recent example of how we work together came when Seldon Rosser recommended an excellent candidate Joy Wang, who was interested in relocating from Melbourne to London. She had two year’s BD experience in a legal background and had great potential to progress. We were delighted to meet with Joy and subsequently placed her as a BD Specialist in the London office of McDermott Will & Emery. We were able to support Joy throughout the process, including managing the more complex logistics of long-distance recruitment. After Seldon Rosser passed on Joy’s details to us, we conducted a call with her to gather information and started to send her CV across to opportunities. Joy had several Skype interviews from Australia, followed by face-to-face interviews when she came to London for a two-week holiday. The firm was then flexible around start dates allowing Joy time to complete her notice and relocate – and we followed up with Joy after the move to ensure she was settling in okay. Here, Joy takes five minutes to share her experience of the move and her new role.