Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, Jun 20, 2017

As Legal Recruiters helping attorneys through the hiring process, we are constantly coaching applicants on how they can best present themselves to potential employers during the interview process. The following article by CEO Dave Kerpen thus caught our eye. He talked with almost a dozen young entrepreneurs who are members of YEC, an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Dave asked these CEOs and entrepreneurs what single most impressive interview questions applicants have asked (or that they wish applicants would ask). Here is the link to Dave’s article: In addition to encouraging lawyers to focus not on impressive questions but on important questions, we would like to offer the following advice for anyone interviewing in the legal profession. We agree with some, but not all of these questions, or we would modify them. For example, we do not think it’s a good idea to put the interviewer on the spot and ask directly “How can I make myself more like the ideal candidate?” Instead, simply ask “Can you please describe your ideal candidate for this position?” Then be sure and mention ways you are like that ideal candidate during the interview process.

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Topics: candidate interviews, Attorney

How to Make the Interview Effective - Hiring the Right Attorney and Legal Staff

Posted by Momentum Legal on Mon, May 01, 2017

In our many years of legal recruiting, we have read dozens of articles about how to make the interview process work better - i.e. to effectively weed out the "wrong" people so that you are left with only the "right" one. 

This article is the best we've ever seen on this topic, and hits the mark on all pointsThe author, Adam Bryan, advises interviewers to avoid the standard job interview and get the candidate out of the interview room. 

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Topics: acquisition, candidate interviews, legal department hiring


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Interview preparation is critical to any attorney or paralegal who is seeking a new position.

In addition to reviewing the employer’s website and any recent press releases about the company, lawyers should be prepared for a wide range of subjective questions that are geared towards learning about your personal style, your experience, and whether you would be a cultural fit on the legal team for which you’re interviewing.

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Topics: law jobs, attorney recruiting, job interview tips, candidate interviews, law firms, legal recruiters, corporate interview process, paralegal jobs, legal jobs

Momentum Recruiter Talks to Texas Law Students about Interviewing

Posted by Momentum Legal on Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Momentum founder and principal Jane Pollard, spoke this week to second year University of Texas Law School students who are interviewing for judicial clerkships.   

As a U.T. Law graduate herself, who was also hired for a judicial clerkship, Jane was honored to speak to this group.   Jane provided advice and tips gleaned from her 16 years as a legal recruiter given the many lawyers she has interviewed and employers she has received feedback from.

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Topics: job interview tips, candidate interviews, legal jobs, university students, law school

The 8 Types of Legal Department Job Interviewers

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Ever wondered what's going on with the people conducting your interview?  This article from Corporate Counsel provides excellent insight.  Read it before your next in-house legal department interview!

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Topics: legal department hiring, job interview tips, candidate interviews

Valuable Tips To Prepare for An HR Screening Interview

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, Feb 11, 2014

http://What To Expect During An HR Interview? -- Five Questions You'll Be Asked During A Screening Interview via @forbes

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Topics: job interview tips, candidate interviews

Post-Interview Thank You Notes In The Information Age

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Oct 28, 2013

Candidates frequently ask our Texas legal recruiters whether to send thank you notes after an interview. If so, how and when? The question has sometimes vexed us, given the vast changes the information age has brought to the work place. Not all that long ago, law school graduates were taught to send out hard copies of their resumes on high quality “resume paper” and to always follow up with a note hand written in black ink on Crane’s stationary.

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Topics: hiring, job interview tips, candidate interviews

Good Advice for Interview Preparation: Research Yourself!

Posted by Tori Keith on Wed, Sep 04, 2013

What You’re Forgetting To Research Before Your In-House Interview

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Topics: job interview tips, candidate interviews, corporate interview process

How In-House Counsel Candidates Can Shine in Interviews

Posted by Tori Keith on Wed, Apr 03, 2013

Just a few years ago, the Texas energy industry was thriving and candidates were driving the hiring process.  Candidates could sit back and let the client sell them on why they should move from a job that is stable and fulfilling to an even better opportunity.  But our legal headhunters saw a dramatic shift at the end of 2009 and through much of 2011.  Corporations suddenly held the bargaining chip - a job.  Sometimes, the job was pulled before an offer went out to the selected finalist due to other corporate constraints.

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Topics: in house, candidate interviews, corporate interview process

Five Telephone Tips for Job-Seekers

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 21, 2013
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Topics: Interesting Articles, job interview tips, candidate interviews