When you go to a callback interview at the firm, mostly likely they will take you out to lunch at a pretty nice restaurant nearby. Usually, your interviews are split up so that you would have a few in the morning, lunch in the middle, and the remaining interviews in early afternoon.Typically, … [Read more...] about There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.
When you go to an interview, your focus will naturally be on the recruiting person who will be shepherding you that day and, of course, the attorneys who will be interviewing you. Interview days are nerve wrecking for everyone, even for people who are normally as cool as a cucumber (you know who you … [Read more...] about They might be Giants: don’t mess with the “little people.”
Should you send thank you notes (or thank you emails) after an interview? On one hand, it can’t hurt so long as you do it tastefully, right? On the other hand, who has the time for writing these notes, especially if they are of dubious value?It’s been this way for at least a couple decades, but … [Read more...] about Thanks for nothing: should you scramble to send thank you notes?
The biggest question you may have before an upcoming interview is, “What are they looking for? Do they want someone who would be a good associate, or are they looking for someone who has the best potential to be a successful partner?” In virtually all cases, the answer is definitely the former. At … [Read more...] about So, are you a partner (or associate) material?
This usually doesn’t apply to firms in cities like New York City, but if you are applying to a firm in a smaller city or town, so-called “local connection” is often very important. Also, note that even if you are looking for a job in larger cities like Chicago and Los Angeles, having a local … [Read more...] about Son, why are you here? What’s your local connection?