Anonymous User wrote: Total Litigator wrote: MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Total Litigator wrote:On a serious note, five partners at once does differ quite substantially from a one on one interview. When there are more partners, and consequently more pressure and chances for friction, it's easier in the first 5 minutes to blow your shot at being hired, so remember to take it slow and easy. I also find that it goes better if there is an even mix of female and male partners involved. Sometimes I find that if it's just all guys, things can get pretty aggresive and spiral out of out of control (just take my word for it). Unfortunately, it's usually mostly guys who show up to these things.
Also try and make sure you get to interact with all five partners on a pretty equal basis, and don't let one control the situation. Afterall, if everyone else doesn't leave happy, odds are you won't either. It also would help if you let us know if all five partners are going to jump in at once or if its more of a tag team thing, as the dynamics can differ accordingly.
Anyway, interviews like these can be long and are hardly encouraging, but just do your best
Pretty good attempt with some nice references.
tank u tank u. I'm here to help.
I'm not sure how the dynamic will work in terms of all jumping in at once or a turn-by-turn type of thing. The first block is 45 mins, and there will be 5 male partners. Looks like I will need to try and keep cool as I now expect the aggressive sort of dynamic.
How does one blow it in the first 5 minutes? Maybe I've been doing that cause Ive got 3 CB dings, 3 CB MIA. Thankfully, I've got a 4 more to right this situation.
And I GREATLY APPRECIATE the serious help. The only problem with the anonymous crap is that it entices people to just 'act a fool' and do stupid things - like laugh at penis jokes. Grow up.
Um... honestly, don't take that advice too seriously... But yes, I think if we can massage the real creme de la creme out of my long post, it would be to play it a little more safe towards the beginning until you start to get a feel for what the group dynamic is and who the "alpha males" of the group are (aka who you need to impress the most, without, of course, alienating the others). But yeah, you don't want to start so strong at the beginning that you alienate the wrong interviewers. However, that doesn't mean you can't behave in an outgoing manner in the beginning that would not offend all but the most unreasonable interviewers, just don't do anything edgy.
Also, know how to recognize when the interviewers are kidding around and trying to see how you react to their humor... Afterall, they want to see if you're someone who they can work long hours with, to see if you're someone who can recognize the humor in things....