Anonymous User wrote:Thanks for all this! What puzzles me is, in som CB's, the decision-making or at least very important interviewers are some what arrogant. Not too bad, but their gestures and facial expressions just say "I'm not too impressed with you are telling me."
I tend to have some self doubt when the above scenario happens because -- I'm top 10% at a 80ish school in a major market on west coast.
I also have an employment gap before going to law school (unemployed about 1.5 yrs before entering law school, although I have decent explanation).
But, some say litigators just have poker faces (I'm interviewing for litigation).
I guess my resume is strong in junior or even mid-level associates' eyes. But what would you suggest me to do to improve my interview in front of a decision maker with some ego? e.g. be bold, or be submissive?
What makes you think your resume is so strong in junior or mid-level associates' eyes? I'm not trying to increase your self-doubt but different people have different attitudes. Is your school someplace the firm you're interviewing at normally hires from? If not, you may indeed need to "wow" these people. I can't tell you how to do that for yourself - the goal is to maximize the best parts of your skills/attributes.