An interview for a legal job is unlike those of other industries. Not only is the interviewer gaging your experience and skills but also your knowledge of the field. You want to make the right impression so it is imperative that you practice before your next interview. Here are some tips to make sure you hit all the right points and impress the interviewer.
- Research the organization. You never want to go into an interview unprepared. Researching the company is essential to making a good first impression. When it comes to a law firm you may also want to look into some of their most important cases or, at least, what they specialize in and brush up on that information.
- Understand related case studies. You will also want to be able to share specific information related to your experience and their specialization. Research cases that have impacted their particular practice or similar situations in your state or local area.
- Know your own resume. It is surprising to find that candidates sometimes fall short on being able to adequately describe their own experience. Before you go into the interview make sure you review your own resume, think about some of the things that you might be asked, and prepare ideas for answers that apply to this firm’s interests.
- Pay attention to body language. Finally, you don’t want to stop at just your verbal communication. Body language is important for every industry but it is especially true for the legal arena where presentation is extremely important to the outcome of the work that you do. Dress professionally. Be courteous. Maintain appropriate eye contact. And don’t forget to smile.
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