The Art Of The Informational Interview

The typical person heading into a job interview at a law firm has done his or her homework. Generally this involves finding out whatever details and background information are available about the company and its principles, while also learning about the specific position being offered. Yet invariably, no matter how prepared one is, an interview is a high-pressure, high-stress situation. You’re aware that you have just this one chance to make a good impression, and that your interviewer has likely heard it all before, so it may be difficult to actually say anything that would impart a favorable or distinctive view of you, regardless of your qualifications. Is there anything an interviewee can do to up the odds in his or her favor?

Let’s Talk: An open conversation between the legal community and law school students

The Baby Boomer Generation is reaching retirement at an alarming pace as Generation Y comes into the job market. Someone is going to have the fill those shoes. I stress to the older generations the need to work together with the young up and comers to correct the problems or else we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes. No nonsense, no sarcasm, no belittling – just give us the facts and help us to fix the problems, we’ll all get a whole lot further that way.

Make Sure Your Resume Isn’t Tossed Into The Garbage

Many people view cover letters as a throwaway, something not requiring a good deal of time or attention. They assume that their stellar work experience, as expounded upon in their resume, will do the necessary work for them, dazzling recruiters and prompting a phone call for an interview, if not an immediate job offer.

11 Mistakes To Avoid When Interviewing For A Job

We’ve all been through it- flubbed a term in an interview, sent the wrong cover letter to the wrong person, accidentally asked the person interviewing you if she was pregnant (she isn’t) … It happens. You can’t prevent every mistake when searching for a job, but you can prepare yourself as much as possible.