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Many legal professionals are familiar with the interview question that asks for an example of when they've encountered a particular situation or issue. The follow-up question is then typically how the professional handled it. This type of questioning is known as behavioral-based interviewing. It is critical for all types of legal professionals to understand: (1) this interview technique; and, (2) what information to include within an answer to a behavior-based question. This is true for attorneys, paralegals, legal support personnel, and legal administrators... Continue Reading
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