Is Honesty Always the Best Policy on a Job Interview?

New research suggests that frankness and honesty on a job interview won't hurt a candidate's chances of getting hired, but it will help them land a suitable job. Two surveys conducted by the London Business School and the University of North Carolina had participants rate their transparency...

On-Campus Interview Advice can Help You with any Law Job Interview

There's been a lot of ink spilled about OCI, the on-campus interviewing process by which law firms hire summer associates. (You can find several such articles here: Summer Jobs 101 , in fact.) But let's get down to brass tacks. What's the single biggest thing you can do to ensure you get...

Prepare Your "Elevator Pitch"

With classes starting soon and interviewing looming for summer associate positions and clerkships, I figured this would be a good time to bring up a sensitive topic: the elevator pitch. Somehow, law students (and lawyers) have gotten the idea that it's unseemly to have a straightforward answer...

Interview with Purpose

When we interview prospective candidates, we tend to interview with the blanket purpose of determining whether or not the candidate is qualified for a job in our office. This is fine. But a successful interview will depend on something more than this. Use these tips to ensure you are interviewing...