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London lawyer jobs under CV blind interviewing

16th July 2014

City-based corporate law firm Macfarlanes has extended its CV blind interviewing processCity-based corporate law firm Macfarlanes has extended its CV blind interviewing process, where interviewers at Macfarlanes are only given a candidate’s name during the interview process, in order to overcome bias on university status and elitism. They look to encourage social diversity within the firm as this process will now be included in training contact applications this year. 

The move to extend this process to other parts of the firm this year will hopefully see Macfarlane London lawyer job posts filled by a workforce as diverse as ever before. While the firm has no plans to remove the CV completely from their interview process they are certainly taking steps to ensure that their interview process offers an equal chance to all.

Macfarlanes' head of recruitment, Sean Lavin said of the process in this article, “The CV blind interview is a whole different animal. Candidates are simply judged on how they perform in the practical test, which shows raw ability, the drive and grit that will help you survive in this industry”.

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