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Acing Legal Job Interviews

6 August 2012
Bloomberg Law
Paula Garrett Lin, a hiring partner in Mayer Brown's New York office, was featured in Bloomberg Law’s new five-episode video series called "Acing Legal Job Interviews," in which she provided helpful tips to law students on the law firm recruiting and interview processes.

The five videos and the questions they address are:


How can I research potential employers?
What should I bring to the interview?
What questions can I expect?
Should I prepare canned answers?
What kind of writing samples should I submit?

Avoiding Disasters

What should I wear?
How can my body language sabotage the interview?
Is it ever OK to lie to an interviewer?
What’s the worst interviewing story you’ve ever heard?

On Campus

Should I explain my average grades?
Is it OK to ask about compensation?
How do I connect with the interviewer?
What are good questions to ask about the employer?
Does my non-legal experience matter?

Call Backs

Should I take notes during the interview?
What questions should I never be asked?
How should I treat the peer interview?
What are the rules for a lunch interview?
Should I disclose if I’m interviewing in two cities?

After the Interview

Thank you letters: handwritten or by e-mail?
When should I follow up with the firm?
What factors should I consider before accepting a job offer?
How can I learn from rejection?
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