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INTERVIEWING TIPS FOR LATERAL ASSOCIATES


Preparing for the interview:
  • Examine your professional goals
  • Research organization thoroughly
  • Create list of questions to ask
  • Prepare answers to interview questions
  • Know your resume
  • Review your work: history, cases, and substantive knowledge
  • Think about any concerns an employer may have about you, and how you will address these concerns
  • Clarify the employer's need and expectations for the position

Questions to expect as a lateral:
  • What are your substantive areas of expertise?
  • Why are you looking/leaving for a new position?
  • What was said at your last evaluation?
  • What will the individuals who supervise your work say about you?
  • How much client contact have you had?
  • What are you looking for in a new position?
  • What are your long term goals?
  • What do you know about us?
  • Why do you want to join our firm?
  • Why should we hire you?

Qualities the employer is seeking in a candidate:
  • Personality fit
  • Professional image
  • Articulate
  • Confidence
  • Goal orientation
  • Motivation
  • Interest/Enthusiasm
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Positive attitude
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