Even in the best of markets, hundreds of attorneys apply for every legal job. As legal recruiters, we work closely with our law firm and in-house clients. Throughout their hiring process, we receive pointed and targeted feedback about what works and doesn’t work from an employer’s perspective. Over the years we have found one interview “ingredient” that makes the biggest impression on employers – doing your homework.
Time and again, we hear that attorneys who research the position they are interviewing for, the employer, the industry and any recent deals or litigation are the ones who make the best impression. Given the amount of information and technology available to job seekers, this should be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, that is often not the case.
You worked hard to get that interview, so put in the work upfront to make the most of your time with a prospective employer.