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Multiple Person Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:20 pm

1L here. Next week I have an interview w/ a city attorneys office and they are interviewing three of us at the same time.

I have never been in a situation like this. I would appreciate some advice on how to kill it. Thanks.

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Re: Multiple Person Interview

Postby jml8756 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:46 pm

Wait . . . they're interviewing all three candidates for the position at the same time, in the same room? Are you sure about that? What exactly did they tell you?

Is it an unpaid internship? It's very possible that you've pretty much already been hired and this "interview" is going to be more of an info session.

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Re: Multiple Person Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:00 pm

You want to imply negative things about the other two interviewees without making it to obvious.

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Postby Myself » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:04 pm

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Re: Multiple Person Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:06 pm

OP

Yes, it is an unpaid internship and there are multiple positions available in multiple practice groups. So it is not that drastic. I just find it odd and sort of awkward.


I wish it was an info session but the lady I have been corresponding w/ keeps calling it an interview.

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Re: Multiple Person Interview

Postby fruitoftheloom » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:07 pm

We do that at our work. (Not a firm, or legal exactly..) The first, initial interview is usually a group interview. That usually consists of a group session (everyone discuss this topic) and then individuals are split off and given a fairly short (15 min) one-on-one interview.

From what I've seen, one of the keys is NOT to bash or worry about the others. Answer all the questions they ask, don't talk over other people, be polite and do what you can to shine. Address the other applicants/interviewees civilly.

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Re: Multiple Person Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:09 pm

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So I'm guessing they will specifically ask me a question and when it is not my question just keep my mouth closed?


Whats the protocol on stealing a good answer to a question that has been asked twice?

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Re: Multiple Person Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:09 pm

OP

So I'm guessing they will specifically ask me a question and when it is not my question just keep my mouth closed?


Whats the protocol on stealing a good answer to a question that has been asked twice?

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Re: Multiple Person Interview

Postby goldeneye » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:12 pm

Don't ever say, "I'd echo what John Doe said."

I hate when people do this.

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Re: Multiple Person Interview

Postby fruitoftheloom » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP

So I'm guessing they will specifically ask me a question and when it is not my question just keep my mouth closed?


Whats the protocol on stealing a good answer to a question that has been asked twice?


What we do is ask a question and then ask who would like to speak first. It's okay to volunteer, but don't talk over someone. Give it a second to see if someone will jump on it.

Do not "steal" anyone's answer because it makes you look like you don't have an original thought. You can, however, say that you agree, but think <<original thought from you>> is also valuable / important. Listen to the other applicants, but be thinking of something original that you can add - if they give all interviewees a chance to speak, do not be silent on any of the questions.




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