Nail Your Law Job Interview

Nail Your Law Job Interview

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by Natalie Prescott, Oleg Cross
     
 

"Nail Your Law Job Interview is well written and wonderfully comprehensive. It provides specific examples, directions, and instructions in every aspect of finding a law job. Although it's written for the new grad, experienced lawyers will benefit from it too."
-Judi Perkins, the Renegade Job Coach

"Nail Your Law Job Interview comprehensively

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"Nail Your Law Job Interview is well written and wonderfully comprehensive. It provides specific examples, directions, and instructions in every aspect of finding a law job. Although it's written for the new grad, experienced lawyers will benefit from it too."
-Judi Perkins, the Renegade Job Coach

"Nail Your Law Job Interview comprehensively explains the nuances of interviewing in the law sector. Mini-case studies and the authors' own experiences enhance their advice...and provide excellent and little-known information. No aspiring attorney should be without this book."
-Katharine Hansen, PhD, creative director of Quintessential Careers, and author of Top Notch Executive Resumes

Law students, laterals, government lawyers, and even senior in-house attorneys often make costly mistakes during interviews. Nail Your Law Job Interview provides tips, examples, and substantive advice on different kinds of job interviews. It is the only comprehensive interview book for lawyers.

Through real-life examples and tips from hundreds of prominent legal professionals, this book reveals successful interview strategies, insider perspectives, and bold moves.

Topics include:

• Unique challenges facing foreign and "involuntary" job applicants.
• Questions not to ask and answers to avoid.
• Body language, gap-fillers, and effective interview questions.
• What to wear, what to bring, and how to do your homework.
• Lunch interview etiquette.
• Dealing with inappropriate questions and arrogant interviewers.
• Tips for working with a headhunter and negotiating an offer.

Nail Your Law JobInterview is a must-have for every candidate who hopes to obtain a legal position in today's legal market!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601638182
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/09/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
780 KB

Meet the Author

Natalie Prescott joined Latham & Watkins LLP in San Diego, California, following a federal clerkship. She holds a BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Mississippi; an MA from Tulane University; and a JD, cum laude, from Duke University School of Law. In addition to numerous publications and speaking engagements, Prescott serves on Duke Alumni Admissions interviewing committee.

Oleg Cross is an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP in San Diego, California. He holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Abilene Christian University, and a JD and LLM from Duke University School of Law. He frequently writes and speaks on various emerging legal issues. In 2007, the San Diego Daily Transcript named Cross one of the city's best lawyers.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nail Your Law Job Interview was a disappointment. I was psyched for this book because it had sections dedicated to practicing lawyers and was not written strictly for law students like other books I have seen or read. Unfortunately, this book really did not provide any substance or insight. Much of what the authors did in this book was to state the obvious and waste the readers time. Most or all interview books will tell you how to dress on an interview but to waste so many precious pages in a short book to explain that legal employers are conservative was annoying. If a law student or lawyer does not know that before reading this book, than that person needs a lot more help than any book can provide. Many if not all of the generalizations provided in this book could be found in articles on the internet. I wanted a book that would help me formulate responses to tough questions, which this book just didn't do. I suggest reading Guerilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams instead. Although written for law students, Guerilla Tactics does a much better job of helping the reader formulate answers to questions that prospective employers want to hear by explaining what the interviewer is really trying to inquire about with particular questions. This process of thoroughly explaining what the interviewer is seeking with particular questions helps the reader that particular question but with other questions as well because the reader develops the mindset needed to respond properly to questions asked at interviews.