Fashion Corner: What to Wear to Your Next Legal Support Interview

When you step into an interview, you want nothing to stand in the way of communicating your strengths as a legal support professional to the interviewer. Your clothing can help bolster this impression – or it can hinder you. Here’s what to consider when planning what you’ll wear to your next legal field interview: What… Read More »

Topics to Avoid in Your Next Legal Support Interview

Your interview is often your first chance to meet a prospective employer in person. As a result, it’s important to make a good impression – which can be tough to do when you accidentally stumble upon a hot-button issue. Basic Information About the Organization Questions about the law firm or legal department’s “basics,” like its… Read More »

3 Ways to Answer, “Where Do You See Yourself Five Years From Now?”

“Where do you see yourself five years from now?” is one of the most commonly asked interview questions. Hiring managers and recruiters ask because they want to know about your plans and goals. They want to understand how you see your career unfolding. They also want to evaluate how your vision fits with the organization’s… Read More »

Don’t Forget This Essential Step When Interviewing for a Legal Job

When you work with a legal recruiter, one of the first steps is to interview with your recruiter. This interview helps your recruiter determine what you’re looking for and what skills you offer, which in turn helps them recommend job openings that provide the right fit for your current career plans. The interview can help… Read More »

Interviewed for a Legal Job, but No Longer Interested? Here’s What to Do

Picture this: You applied to a promising litigation assistant or legal support position. After attending an interview, however, you realized that this job isn’t going to be the right fit for you. How do you communicate your desire to look elsewhere while still maintaining the professional connections you’ve made during the process? Follow these steps:… Read More »

“What Are Your Weaknesses?” How to Answer Tough Interview Questions

One of the biggest fears job seekers face is an interview question they cannot answer. And one of the biggest victories in an interview is being the candidate who can answer any question asked of them. Consequently, it pays to prepare for the tough interview questions. Here’s how to answer some of the most common… Read More »

Master the Panel Job Interview in 4 Steps

A panel interview can feel a bit like an interrogation. You’re sitting across from multiple people, all of whom are firing questions—or worse, are simply sitting in silence, forming private opinions of you as you squirm. While panel interviews can seem daunting, they don’t have to be. With careful preparation, you can master the panel… Read More »

4 Signs Your Interview Answers Aren’t Working (and How to Fix It)

Have you been on several interviews, but are still waiting for a job offer?  If so, it may be time to rethink your interview strategy. Start by talking to your recruiter. They can help you pinpoint specific interview mistakes you may be committing and help you address them.  In addition, ask yourself whether any of… Read More »

What is Your Selling Point for Your Legal Support Career?

“What’s in it for me?” This is one of the biggest questions people ask – and hiring managers are no exception.  When you approach recruiters and firms in search of a legal support position, your job is to answer this question in a compelling fashion.  The way you do so is your “selling point.” What… Read More »

Should You Run or Should You Stay? 5 Danger Signs of a Potential Job

Ever found yourself in a job that seemed like a good fit at the time you accepted it, but in hindsight, was a disaster waiting to happen? If you have, you’re not alone – and if you haven’t, it’s not recommended.  Here are five “red flags” that indicate a potential job will be a poor… Read More »