Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Three Caveats for Student Job Interviewees

A few days ago, I had lunch with big firm lawyers who were interviewing our students for jobs next summer and next year. Although they had wonderful things to say about our students, they did mention a few matters that disconcerted them:

  1. Excessive casualness in demeanor.  Don’t slouch. Sit up straight. A first interview is probably not the time to address your interviewer by his or her first name.
  2. Interrupting statements with “like” and “um.”
  3. Odd looking resumes, indicating that students did not take advantage of people and resources at the school who could help them draft a professional resume.


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