A job interview is a chance for a potential employer to evaluate you and vice versa. Our insider insights—including answers to the toughest interview questions—can help you ace it.
Unusual Interview Questions and How to Answer Them: Part II
Welcome back to our series on unusual interview questions. If you haven’t read part one yet, you can do so here.
Unusual Interview Questions and How to Answer Them: Part I
During a job interview, it’s important to stay on your toes. In this two-part series, we’re going to go over some interesting, quirky, and truly perplexing interview questions.
Achieving Interview Success with the STAR Method
During a job interview you’ll be tasked with describing past experiences and accomplishments in a way that is not only relevant to the job you’re applying for, but that also highlights your skills and sets you apart from other candidates. In order to provide clear, concise answers to interview questions, candidates will often employ the STAR method.
Why Are You Interested in Us?
Megan Corsetti is the Recruiting Manager for Bracewell LLP’s Washington, DC and New York offices and has previously worked with law students in law firms and career services roles. If you’ve ever interviewed for an internship or job, you know that at some point prospective employers will ask you why you’re interested in their organization.
The Art of Rescheduling a Job Interview
During the hiring process, you might find yourself in a situation where you suddenly realize you can’t make a previously scheduled job interview. There are many reasons why this can happen, as life is full of variables, and it’s important that you approach the situation with honesty and professionalism.
How to Create a Virtual Interview Cheat Sheet
Job interviews can be tough, especially if it’s your first time or if it’s been many years since your last one. Nowadays, many interviews take place over applications such as Zoom, which you can use to your advantage if you’re not totally comfortable talking about your resume and experience just yet.
AI in Job Interviews: Pros and Cons
Less than a decade ago, if someone said “In 2024, all job interviews will be conducted by artificial intelligence,” you might have wrote them off as being just a bit crazy; however, some companies are already using AI to help narrow down groups of candidates before further interviews take place, so it’s only a matter of time until that “crazy” prediction comes true. Here are the pros and cons of conducting job interviews using AI tools.
6 Unusual Interview Techniques to Watch Out For
We talk a lot about how to prepare for job interviews, common questions you might be asked, and how to help make yourself stand out among the other candidates, but there’s always more ground to cover. Today we’re going to talk about some unconventional and unusual interview techniques that you might come across during your job search.
The Hard Lateral—Going From Small to BigLaw Mid-Career
A common career strategy for lawyers is to head into the trenches at BigLaw straight out of school. Clear-eyed about the fact that fewer than 5% of associates will ultimately make partner, the move is nonetheless a good one because the experience gained, the prestige on the resume, and of course, the paycheck, will all help in providing a variety of landing or exit options whether or not you actually make the partner cut.
Warning Signs to Watch Out for During the Interview Process
We talk a lot about how to prepare for job interviews, the types of questions you should ask, how to read body language, and proper interview etiquette, but what happens when you’re on an interview and the hiring manager starts firing off scandalous details about a previous employee? Yes friends, there are plenty of red flags to watch out for during the interview process—here are some of the biggest ones.
5 Strategies for Turning Rejections into Opportunities
No matter if you’re looking for a part-time job during college, an internship, or a full-time position, you’ll inevitably experience rejection. The good news is you can use rejection to drive yourself.
How to Negotiate Your Salary Once You Get a Job Offer
Once the interviews are over and a job offer is on the table, it's important to make sure you're accepting an offer you are happy with. Negotiating your compensation with a new company can feel daunting, but here are some tips to help you in that conversation.
10 Things to Check Before Accepting a Job Offer
Getting a job offer is one of the best feelings in the world. After endless job applications and multiple rounds of job interviews, you accept the first job offer you receive from an employer.
Best Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview
Towards the end of your job interview it's typical for employers to ask if you have any questions for them. When this happens, the most important thing to do is actually ask questions.
Body Language Tips for Virtual Interviews
It is important to be mindful of your body language during a job interview. However, body language can be a bit tricky to navigate in a virtual setting.
How to Follow Up During a Job Search
One of most important aspects of your job search is following up with each company you’ve applied to. It’s extremely important to know when it’s appropriate to follow up, and how you should address the hiring manager or contact person.
How to Answer the Most Common Interview Question: Tell Me About Yourself
One of the most common interview questions you will encounter during your job search is “tell me about yourself. ” While it seems like a simple question on the surface, trying to summarize your life into a short answer can be challenging.
The Changing Landscape of Summer Associate Recruiting
In December 2018, the National Association for Legal Placement (NALP) drastically changed its legal recruiting guidelines which had—while technically on a voluntary basis—governed that timeline for years prior. The two biggest changes for recruiters were to rescind the former requirement that offers to students be held open for 28 days, and to eliminate the prior restrictions on when recruiters could begin courting students in earnest.
How to Talk About Your Internship During Your Job Search
Internships strengthen your skill set and boost your confidence. They also give you experience to talk about during your job search.
Ask These Questions on Your Second Job Interview
The interview process has gotten way more complicated over the past several years. We recently provided some advice on how to prepare for and deal with a second job interview; however, there’s still more ground to cover.
How to Interview a Law Firm: 5 Questions to Help Identify the Right Fit
Planning for life after law school—especially in this climate of economic uncertainty and high associate burnout—takes care and consideration. It can be tough to look beyond big names, generous salaries, and tempting perks, but it’s critical to keep in mind that the firm you join will have a huge impact on your professional trajectory and the network you build—not to mention your financial security, happiness, and wellness in the years ahead.
Dealing with a Second Job Interview: Common Questions and How to Answer Them
Welcome back to our series on how to handle a second job interview. Yes friends, many companies are becoming more selective in their hiring process, which means job interviews are a bit more involved than they used to be.
Dealing with a Second Job Interview: What to Expect and How to Prepare
Nowadays, the job interview process can be far more protracted and complex than it once was, and it’s not unusual to go on multiple interviews for the same role. Being asked to attend a second interview is a good sign, but you’re not at the finish line yet.
Sidley Recruiters Share the Top Seven Questions You Should Ask In Your Law Firm Interview
Any interview can be stressful, but now in a mostly virtual environment, it is especially important to approach interviews with a positive attitude and to be prepared for anything! After putting together detailed and compelling answers about your background and experience, it’s time for you to ask the questions.