Category Archives: Interview Tips

Tips for attorneys and lawyers on how to interview for their next legal position.

Choosing the Right Writing Sample

During the interview process, many law firms will ask candidates to provide a writing sample.  This is especially true of junior to mid-level associate positions.  Undoubtedly, this has caused angst for many a candidate.  Not only can it be a … Continue reading

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Watch Your Mouth!

What can keep you from getting a job?  Four letters. It’s true that many employers are seeking charismatic employees rather than stuffy, conservative attorneys.  Sometimes, well-placed strong language can be used effectively.  But an interview is no place for foul … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Telephone Interview

Telephone interviews are never ideal but sometimes necessary.  If you have never been a part of a telephone interview, you should know a few of the common pitfalls and how to overcome them. First, it is very difficult to convey … Continue reading

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Why You Didn’t Get The Job

Time and time again we hear from people who thought an interview went well and they didn’t get the job.  What happened?  Here is some feedback that we’ve heard from our clients.  Does any of this sound familiar to you? … Continue reading

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Interview Essentials – Preparedness, Positive Attitude, and Professionalism

Is there an interview on your horizon?  If so, make sure take a common sense approach to making a good impression by utilizing three essential P’s: preparedness, positive attitude and professionalism.  There won’t be much you can add to your … Continue reading

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Go Ahead – Toot Your Own Horn

People in general have a difficult time drawing attention to their achievements, but in the hiring process you are your strongest advocate so speak up.  Everyone knows there is a difference between cockiness and confidence, the latter is not only … Continue reading

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“Tell me about yourself”

“Tell me about yourself.” It’s the worst and best interview question.  It depends on how prepared you are for it. If you start off on a long, rambling story that begins with your accomplishments on the high school football field, … Continue reading

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You’re Welcome

Two. That’s the number of thank you notes I’ve received this year from all of the people I’ve met with to help with their job search.  Two thank you notes.  I speak to many people a day and meet with … Continue reading

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Thank You Notes

Earlier this week, at a CLE presentation on job search strategies, a hiring partner at a local firm lamented that too few candidates send thank you notes after interviews.  In fact, at his firm if anyone goes the extra mile … Continue reading

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Ready….FIRE!….Aim.

Wow – that looks like a good opportunity….I’ll send my resume there.  And there.  And there.  Oooh, and there, too. What is happening above is potentially a bad strategy.  Sending resumes out without giving thought about the opportunity can be … Continue reading

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