Let’s be honest: the QLTS is meant to be a way to get better job opportunities.
Sometimes, especially when I can’t be bothered of studying after a long day at work I ask myself whether that is true.
Who can guarantee that after the QLTS we will have a better job, a promotion, or a job in the UK if you are planning to move over here?
The answer is easy – no one can guarantee.
But sometimes you accidentally come across a recruiter and that is your chance to build a little confidence.
I met John through a common friend and I took my opportunity to test whether I was on the right path.
London is a multicultural, multinational, multi linguistic hub and us (foreigners) have the advantage of knowing another language (or two), we come from different cultural backgrounds and are therefore more adaptable to changing scenarios.
But the truth is that when it comes to hiring someone what is on your cv will make the difference only when you have met the minimum requirements.
And when it comes to our sector, being a qualified solicitor (i.e. the QLTS) is often one of those.
Long story short: John confirmed that you can find jobs because you speak Portuguese (see here, for instance) or because you come from South East Asia and can manage the relationship with who is on the ground, but you get access to a wider range of opportunities if you are a UK qualified solicitor.
Isn’t that the reason why you are reading this blog?