About Us

Legally Hired was born out of desire to improve the status quo of online job advertisements.

Most specifically, for the student & graduate sector seeking to break into the legal profession.

Having observed how inefficient - in terms of cost and time - traditional job boards could be for many employers, and how frustrating and inefficient the process was for many candidates who often felt they offered more than what was simply written on their CV, the founder of Legally Hired sought to create a platform which resulted in a more enriching experience for all involved.

Therefore we focus on allowing job-seeking candidates the ability to present more; that is, more insight into who they are; how they work & whether they have the personality fit for the organisations culture setting. 

We understand that employers use the initial interview as an opportunity to determine whether the candidate, who looks good on paper, is likely to be a good fit in your organisation and exhibits the personality that will complement your existing team or the role requirements. So why not accelerate that process from the comfort of your office without having to reshuffle other commitments?

All candidates can display a video on their profile where they have answered from a series of diverse questions (a mixture of professional and non-professional) which aims to give employers greater insight into their persona.

Beyond this, any employer who posts a role can short list a number of questions and individually send them a request to film a film answering interview questions of your choosing. 

These videos will be available to the employer to view in their own time for a set period after the job posting ends. 

Our Founder

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Legally Hired was founded by Stephanie Connelly.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Stephanie had a keen interest in commerce and law from a very young age. 

Having completed her undergraduate degree in Finance, she spent the following decade working for major banks in both Melbourne and London, where was primarily on the dealing room floor specialising in Foreign Exchange. 

At the time, Stephanie was working in Finance 

The journey from idea to creation however, was a bumping one.

 

 

 

Having always been extremely passionate about legal justice, she commenced a degree in Law whilst working professionally in the finance sector, somehow managing to mix work with a copious amount of study!  

 

A couple of years in, when she decided she would tackle the early stages of a career change & seek work experience, she discovered just how archaic the current model was for anyone not yet admitted.  The process seemed time consuming, inefficient & just plain frustrating.  

 

The idea to then create a platform overcoming these shortcomings was born, and with it, other elements she felt were imperative to a successful match, such as the use of video profiling. 

She currently resides in Melbourne and is never far from her two notoriously cheeky Maltese pups, Beau & Darcy. 

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