On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy.
But throw the words “job interview” into the mix and a whole new paradigm emerges. With seemingly so much at stake, job interviews take on a new meaning for people who ordinarily would not shy away from talking about the field they have chosen and the background that they bring.
At the same time, it also seems that candidates often appear at interviews unprepared for a conversation in which they have voluntarily decided to participate.
Here are some thoughts about making the most of a difficult process, and in the end making good decisions about where you want to work.
To read the article click here or on the image above. The article orginally appeared in the the January 2012 “Making the Right Move” issue of LAWPRO Magazine. All past issues of LAWPRO Magazine can be found at www.lawpro.ca/magazinearchives