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Invited to interview by the partner, what to expect?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:57 pm

A partner at a mid size firm invited me to come interview at his firm, and I don't know what to expect. It looks like I'll be there for three hours, and it looks like there will be other folks interviewing as well.

I've mainly done public interest work though I am still early in my careeer. What should I expect? What type of questions should I expect? I don't have relevant experience but the partner feels I'd be a good fit.

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Re: Invited to interview by the partner, what to expect?

Postby elendinel » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:17 pm

You should expect a lot of people (probably the partner, some other partners, maybe other associates) to ask you questions that will help them decide whether or not to hire you, which may include anything from "So do you like ___ work" to "What did you do at ____" to even "What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

Outside of that it's hard to be more specific with the information you've provided.

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Re: Invited to interview by the partner, what to expect?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:26 pm

elendinel wrote:You should expect a lot of people (probably the partner, some other partners, maybe other associates) to ask you questions that will help them decide whether or not to hire you, which may include anything from "So do you like ___ work" to "What did you do at ____" to even "What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

Outside of that it's hard to be more specific with the information you've provided.


I just know I have three different interviews spaced through out the day. I sent my resume but haven't given them my grades, which sucked, but maaaaaybe they won't ask about it since I already have a law job. Who knows though.

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Re: Invited to interview by the partner, what to expect?

Postby cron1834 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:45 pm

Have you really not had a legal job interview before? I don't understand this thread.

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Re: Invited to interview by the partner, what to expect?

Postby elendinel » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:11 am

cron1834 wrote:Have you really not had a legal job interview before? I don't understand this thread.


Or really any interview; there are a handful of fields that have distinctive interview processes, but otherwise it's all pretty much the standard fit, experience, and interest questions.

No one can really provide anything more specific than that without knowing the type of law/firm/market involved, but standard interview prep ought to be sufficient.



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