Amount of information needed to succeed at screening int.

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Amount of information needed to succeed at screening int.

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:30 pm

Okay, so I was lucky enough to get a lot of interviews. The unlucky part, a large chunk are bundled up in the same day. One day I have seven. Therefore, my strategy at this point is to make cheat sheets to read in the 15 min break I have between. Am I screwed? Is it possible to still have a good interview with just having a base knowledge of the firm?

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Re: Amount of information needed to succeed at screening int.

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:32 pm

Yes. You'll be fine. Firms do not ask candidates substantive questions about the firm.

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Re: Amount of information needed to succeed at screening int.

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:37 pm

You don't need as much info as you think. Just have an idea about the practice areas, something about the culture of the firm, an idea about how the summer program works, etc. You don't need to know the firm's headlines, cases (unless its something particularly noteworthy), articles written by the interviewer (I had an interviewer joke around about how creepy it was when a past interviewee mentioned an article she had written like 10 years ago). By just looking at the firm's website, Vault page, chambers associate profile, etc., you have more info in your hands than you could possibly use during an interview. So don't worry. The questions you ask are far more important than the knowledge you already have about the firm, since it allows you to hear an answer form the interviewer and build new questions on top of it.




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