Among other things, a callback interview is an opportunity for you to make a personal connection with your interviewers, such that they think they would like to have you as a colleague (or subordinate). Here is what you should do as soon as you are led into an interviewer’s office (so, obviously … [Read more...] about The VERY first thing you oughta do in each callback interview.
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?
If you have struck out on the on-campus interview process at your law school and your academic credentials are less than stellar, how should you approach law firms to stand out and increase your chances of getting noticed?There are a number of ways to accomplish this, but here is one … [Read more...] about One way to stand out in resume mailing after the OCI