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Interviewing Tips for Texas Lawyers seeking new Jobs: Establish Trust, then Competence

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Jul 19, 2016

In this article, Harvard Psychologist Amy Cuddy says that her research indicates that when meeting people for the first time, we quickly make a decision about whether:

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Topics: Austin, Houston, job interview tips, texas, Dallas, legal jobs

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

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

Six Tips To Ace Your Telephone Interview

Posted by Jane Pollard on Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Here's an excellent article by Don Goodman about interviewing by telephone. These are becoming a more common first step in the hiring process and are not perfunctory. Many excellent lawyers do not get through this phase to the next; usually because they didn't follow one or more aspects of this advice.

http://www.careerealism.com/phone-interview-tips-ace/

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Topics: job interview tips

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

The Worst Resume Summary

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Dec 01, 2014

The end of the year is when attorneys and other legal professionals start updating their resumes and thinking about job opportunities that might present themselves in the new year.  Before you update your resume, please read an article by J.T. O'Donnell at Careeralism called "The Worst LinkedIn Summary."  We couldn't agree more with everything he says in this article, but it also applies to resumes, maybe even more so, as resumes are much more important than Linked In bios.  (Despite all the hype you hear about Linked In and how important it is to the hiring process these days, the resume is still what's circulated within companies and relied upon by hiring managers and recruiters - not your Linked In profile!)   

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Topics: job success, job interview tips, Career

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 http://onforb.es/1gq8zi9 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 http://www.inhouseblog.com/research_before_your_in-house_interview/

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