Friday, June 1, 2012
I am frequently amazed at how many students have little idea how to deal with a job interview. I can tell you stories about how students have shot themselves in the foot by asking the inappropriate question or giving the ill-advised answer.
Let me recommend Todd Moser’s book, “The Underground Guide to Job Interviewing: A Quick and Irreverent Primer for the Working Professional.” Moser, a lawyer and legal recruiter, has written a brief, down-to-earth instruction guide for the job seeker. His informal and humorous style should appeal to law students. Of particular note is his advice on handling the tricky questions, for example: “How much money are you looking to make?” “What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” “What is the worst mistake you ever made?”