Category Archives: Interviewing Strategies

The Virtual Interview

Prospective employers constantly look for ways to save time and money in the recruitment process while ensuring they hire the best possible candidate; hence, the popularity of telephone and videoconference interviews, especially at the screening stage. Skype and other online chat services offer another option for reducing recruitment costs. Law firm and corporate recruiters may…
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Shine Like a Star in Behavioral Interviews

Since the onset of the “Great Recession”, law firms hire fewer lawyers and vet candidates more thoroughly before extending an offer. Recent polls of NALP (National Association of Law Placement) and NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) members, show an increasing number of law firms now use behavioral interviewing to better assess candidates’ qualifications.…
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Surviving a Bad Interviewer

Interviewers are only human and, therefore, not always perfect.  In your job search, you may encounter good interviewers having a bad day, inexperienced or unprepared interviewers, or those who have ineffective methods for eliciting the information they need to make the best hiring decisions.  Unlike skilled corporate HR professionals, in the legal marketplace, many of…
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Silent Eloquence

The old saying, "It's not what you say, but how you say it," is true, even if you're not talking.  According to Albert Mehrabian’s oft-cited study, our verbal content provides only 7% of the message the interviewer receives; body language communicates 55% and tone of voice accounts for 38%.  Therefore, when someone says one thing…
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