I'm an aspiring lawyer and am coming up to clerkship season.
Could anyone recommend some good books on interviewing? similar to resume and cover letter magic.
- Thanks, Oliver.
A lot schools have interview assistance through their Career Center. You may be able to do mock interviews and get feedback from someone who's familiar with the industry. Check with your school. That could be a great solution.
That's unfortunate. My uni's career counseling office isn't great, but they can give the basics. Incidentally, I just reviewed like 20 legal resumes; please please please make sure that it is perfect. It really matters. I saw one where the applicant misspelled the name of a COURT for which the applicant had clerked. If you can, be sure to tailor it to the firm you are applying to and your area of interest. I never really cared about hobbies unless they were really cool (most were lame).
+1 to those! When I've gone for interviews, I always learn a bit about the company and prepare answers to all of the likely questions that I can think of. I also write down a list of all of the questions that I want to get answered during the interview. When you do that, the conversation flows along instead of being tense and choppy. Since you already know what you want to say and what you want to know, you can contribute to and direct the conversation more.