How to answer an interview question about ties when you have none?

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How to answer an interview question about ties when you have none?

Postby acr » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:41 pm

I have a screener with a biglaw firm in a secondary market to which I have absolutely zero connection. What is the best response to the inevitable "Why X firm" and "Why X city" when you have no family and haven't even visited?

Edit: I would ask my CSO but incompetency.

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Re: How to answer an interview question about ties when you have none?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:45 pm

Well I wouldn't recommend doing this, but I was at an interview for a Delaware firm and lied through my teeth. I had never been to Wilmington, lied in my cover letter about how I "loved" Wilmington, forgot I lied about loving Wilmington in my cover letter, partner asked in interview what I loved about Wilmington, I started laughing realizing what I had done, and then proceeded to make up some shit about being there for a wedding or something. I ended up getting an offer somehow.

But I really do not recommend doing this. Be honest, or at the very most exaggerate your interest in the city a little bit.



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