What is Legally Hired?

In short, we are an online employment network, tailored purely to service Australian Law students, graduates and employers.

However, that is just the core of our existence. We are not just another boring, rehashed jobs board with little room for differentiation. We want both candidates and employers to find a perfect match in a cost effective and timely manner. 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.Instead of just showing candidates a list of jobs – and on the flipside,employers a list of faceless CV’s – we aim to bring life to an otherwise mundane, sometimes soul destroying process (for all) by humanising the experience, by allowing greater transparency of candidates & their qualities, whilst also offering training and supportto job seekers which helps them transition from university to the workplace, so they are a little less “green“ once they first walk through the door. Because as we all know, in today’s workplace, academic achievements only take you so far, yet expectations in thelegal industry are so much higher.

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So, how do we do this?

Upon selecting your membership, both parties (candidates and employers, that is) are to complete their profile. This profile, especially for candidates, allows you to upload traditional information (your CV, university, grades, for example) but also the opportunity to complete a Q & A – answering from an extensive list of pre-populated questions tackling more than just which area of law you wish to pursue. Here is the opportunity to disclose what makes you tick, what you wish you could put on a traditional CV (to show the “real you”) or what you would do with your life if you weren’t pursuing law. The key to a great workplace is finding people who fit the culture the company exhibits. Here is an opportunity for candidates show if you’re a potential match.

Then again, what is better than simply typing these responses for someone else to read…? Actually filming it! Members of Legally Hired have the opportunity to film themselves discussing what they feel portrays them in the most authentic light. You speak well? Have great people skills? Here is the opportunity to demonstrate who you are beyond the school you attended and the grades you received.

For employers, not only can you view our candidate director & post jobs, you can also request recorded video interviews from those shortlisted.

Brilliant for when you have received countless applications but are struggling to find the time to schedule and conduct initial interviews.

With our portal, you can elect to notify candidates of their shortlisting and then send them the initial interview questions. Candidates will receive a link, which upon opening will prompt them to film a response to your prescribed questions. Once submitted, you, the employer will receive notification & be able to watch the interview in your own time, at home or at work.

As a whole, Legally Hired endeavours to make the job-hunting, candidate searching process more efficient, effective and overwhelmingly rewarding for all those involved.

Who & Why

Legally Hired was created and founded by Stephanie Connelly, in response to her first hand experience as an Australian law student seeking employment.

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.

Currently based out of Melbourne with a national focus, Legally Hired has plans to expand to the US in 2020.

Prior to launching Legally Hired, Stephanie spent over a decade working around the globe in finance, primarily on the dealing room floor specializing in Foreign Exchange.Forever the traveller, she currently resides in Melbourne, Australia with her two Maltese pups Beau & Darcy.