A career move has more impact on your future than just about any matter you will ever work on. Interviews are an important part of that process – both for you and for your prospective colleagues. Successful interviews are the result of meticulous preparation. Here are some tips you may wish to consider…
Before the Interview
Research the firm's background and gather information about each interviewer. There is a wealth of material available on the firm's website, on Internet search engines and from Lexis-Nexis. You can also uncover anecdotal information from friends and colleagues as well as valuable insight from your David Carrie LLC legal search consultant.
Be prepared to discuss anything on your resume in detail.
Dress appropriately. Generally, this means wear a suit. Although many firms today have casual dress policies, wearing a suit is a sign of respect that will be noticed and appreciated.
Bring extra copies of your resume and transcript.
Turn off your Blackberry and cell phone.
Arrive five minutes early.
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