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INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ATTORNEYS SEEKING JOBS SHOULD PREPARE TO ANSWER

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

How to Ace the Interview Question "Tell me about yourself."

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

We agree with the author of the following article that starting an interview with "so, tell me about yourself" is a lazy approach, but lawyers who are interviewing seem particularly inclined to start off with this question.  The key to answering this question is exactly as the author states:  Keep your answer under two minutes and tailor your answer to the job at hand!  (Whatever you do, don't drone on and on about yourself, or start talking about your early or personal life.)  

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Topics: job interview tips, corporate interview process

Essential Traits of an Effective In-House Counsel

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Fri, Sep 20, 2013

Every day at Momentum Search Partners, law firm attorneys call our recruiters seeking in-house positions because they want to work closer to the business team, be more involved in a company’s business decisions and be part of the overall “big picture” strategy that corporate legal work typically provides. Part of our job as legal recruiters is to dig deeper to determine which candidates really understand what being part of the business team means - and whether they can successfully make the transition. A critical factor is communication and the ability to connect with the business team. But what does that mean, exactly?

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Topics: job success, in house, corporate interview process

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 http://www.inhouseblog.com/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