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If you've been fired from a past job, a dreaded interview question is: Why did you leave your last employer? Tell the truth, right? Lie at all costs? Leave the interview in tears? While these are all options, none of them probably represent the best decision. Below are a few tips when drafting an interview answer to a question about being fired. They hold true for all legal professionals - from attorneys to office managers to paralegals to legal administrators... Continue Reading
There is one certainty when it comes to interviewing with a law firm or corporate legal department - your interviewer will ask you questions. This is true no matter if you're applying for an attorney position, paralegal position, support staff opportunity, or administrative assistant job. If you know the questions are coming, then why not prepare for them?.. Continue Reading
I think we can all admit that, at some point in our job search, we've brought a bad mood into a job interview. Maybe we were frustrated with the state of our career. Perhaps we didn't feel the position we were interviewing for was "the perfect" opportunity. No matter the reasoning, all of us are probably guilty of dragging a bad mood into a hiring manager's office. Now, it's 2018 and we officially all resolve to never share in this guilt again!.. Continue Reading
An interview is equivalent to game day. You want to perform at your absolute best. This means answering questions effectively, asking smart questions of your own, and using proper body language. In addition to performance though, you'll want to look your best. But, in today's crazy fashion world full of trends, what does this mean?.. Continue Reading
The clear majority of us probably know that quality research is essential for a great interview. As a footnote here, if you haven't heard this, please know that it's true. Good research on a company or firm will help us prepare more robust answers to interview questions (that are specifically tailored towards the employer) and will allow us to draft better questions to ask interviewers. A question often arises though. We understand we need to research, but what exactly should we focus on?.. Continue Reading