Da Stain wrote:Generic questions will never hurt you, I don't think, especially ones that if you asked 3 different people in the firm, they might have a different answer.
"I saw you have a really comprehensive training program. What's been your experience training or mentoring associates/getting feedback from partners?"
"What sort of projects/assignments were you able to work on as a young associate?"
"What sort of experience/knowledge did you have before entering your practice group? Did the rotation help/ would you have preferred a rotation system?" (Most will tell you they didn't and explain how they came to choose their area and how the firm supported it, which is good because I've found these people love talking. Alternatively, there was the douche who told me 'After all, this is a vocational school so we expect you to take as many relevant course as you can....')
Yeah, no offense but this is exactly the crap that I don't want to ask. Most of it is more or less available elsewhere and it just seems lame. It is, unfortunately, the crap that I ask when I can't think of anything.