Nail Your Law Job Interview

The Essential Guide to Firm, Clerkship, Government, In-House, and Lateral Interviews

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"This book goes beyond the cookie-cutter guidance found in most other legal job-hunting publications. Its in-depth research and in-the-know, superb real world advice is particularly helpful to candidates interviewing in an increasingly competitive job market." --Alan Surchin, Esq., Executive Recruiter, Pittleman & Associates
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Book Details

Pages

224 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

03/20/2009

ISBN

978-1-60163-053-7

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Natalie Prescott

    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.

  • Author Oleg Cross

Winner, 2009 Career Book of the Year Award in ForeWord magazine (Gold Medal)Finalist, 2009 BOYTA Awards from Foreword Book Reviews

Finalist, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in career category

Nail Your Law Job Interview provides tips, examples, and substantive advice. This award-winning book is the only comprehensive interview guide for lawyers interviewing for any type of a legal job.

Through real-life examples, interviews, and tips from hundreds of prominent legal professionals, judges, recruiters, and firm partners, this book reveals successful interview strategies, insider perspectives, bold moves, and unique challenges facing candidates in a difficult economy. Some topics covered in this book include:

  • Questions to ask and what not to ask
  • Dangerous answers and risky interviewing techniques
  • Body language, gap-fillers, and sample list of effective questions
  • What to wear, what to bring, and how to do your homework before the interview
  • Lunch interview etiquette
  • Dealing with inappropriate questions and arrogant interviewers
  • Tips for working with a headhunter and negotiating an offer
  • Interviewing after getting laid-off
  • Specific advice for government, clerkship, foreign, and in-house job applicants

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"This book goes beyond the cookie-cutter guidance found in most other legal job-hunting publications. Its in-depth research and in-the-know, superb real world advice is particularly helpful to candidates interviewing in an increasingly competitive job market." --Alan Surchin, Esq., Executive Recruiter, Pittleman & Associates "This book provides candidates with succinct advice, elucidating anecdotes, and inside tips that will allow them to take the guesswork out of the interview process and nail their interviews." --T.J. Duane, Principal, Lateral Link Group LLC "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 as well." --Judi Perkins, the founder of Find the Perfect Job and frequent Vault contributor