Anonymous User wrote:Have an interview next week with a small commercial lit firm in an insular market, so really want to be prepared for it. Three partners from biglaw who formed the firm 8 years ago, and now they have 4 associates with 3-5 years of experience. All associates are lateral hires. I just graduated in May, so I'm a little wary of why they're interviewing me. Are they maybe just trying to see what kind of candidates are out there and are not serious about hiring me? I'm going to treat it seriously like every other interview, but was just wondering if anyone had similar experiences. A friend of mine made it to the callback at a small firm in a large market, and the firm seemed to like him, but they rejected him because of his lack of experience.
This is essentially the sort of place I work in. I'm a year out from being sworn in and I had some volunteer/federal criminal work under my belt when they interviewed me, but essentially I was brought in as the youngblood/"investment" hire. It's actually not a bad way to start, especially if they're supportive and want to help you build a book of business.