Monday, November 26, 2007

Interview Questions You Need to Be Prepared to Answer

Here are just a few of the interview questions that you might get asked by a potential employer. Be prepared to answer them and practice your answers so that you are comfortable.
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
  • What attracted you to this company?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What do you know about our company? 
  • Are you willing to relocate?  
  •  What was the last project you headed up, and what was its outcome? Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
  • If you received an assignment that was too difficult, how would you handle that situation?
  • What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?
  • If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days?
  • Give examples of ideas you've had or implemented.
  • Give an example of a project that you took a led. 
  • Do you have any questions for me? (Always have a couple of questions ready to ask them, such as "What are you looking for in a candidate" and "What is a typical work day like" or "What do you like best about working for this company?"

Saturday, November 10, 2007

For Heroes and Gamers Alike!

Amazon.com Xbox 360 'Heroes' Sweepstakes
**UPDATE** Promotion has now ended.
You can win a Xbox 360 'Heroes' decorated game system from Amazon.com The Xbox 360 Heroes game system includes a 20GB Hard Drive (with HDMI, a Xbox 360 HD DVD Player, and Heroes Season 1 on HD DVD. Amazon.com will select 3 winners a day for 31 days. Register for your chance to win!!! (I already registered). You must be logged into your Amazon.com account to register.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Post about Job Search

Read this blogger's post about the trouble with job searching after law school. Ugh! It's not a good job market right now. So you have to start early and BE PERSISTENT!

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Friday, November 2, 2007

I wish I read this book before law school (but it wasn't out yet!)

This looks is the perfect book for those interested in going to law school.

Law 101: Everything You Need to Know about the American Legal System explains so many things are that foreign before coming to law school such as what is a tort, and why is contract law so important. I really wish I read this book before going, because instead of learning this stuff in law school, it would have just been review the second time around. Law 101 has great reviews on Amazon.com and I highly recommend it. Search the inside the book and read excerpts here


Here is one editorial review:

"Thanks to TV cop shows, most Americans can probably recite the Miranda warnings, but do they know when the warnings do--and do not--apply? Tort reformers cite the $2.7 million in punitive damages a jury awarded a little old lady in Albuquerque when the cup of coffee she had set between her legs spilled and scalded her. These crusaders against "excessive" damage awards do not usually note that the trial judge reduced the award to $480,000, or that the coffee was 20 degrees hotter than competitors' coffee.
The law is all around. People continually invoke their rights, and every year millions of Americans are involved in formal legal proceedings. Yet most people are ignorant of even the basic concepts and organizing principles of U.S. law. Into the breach comes Jay Feinman's engrossing book Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About the American Legal System. Akin to a crash course in the first year of law school, Law 101 is a clearly written, eminently readable guide to the tenets of our legal system. It is structured around basic questions such as "If a contract is unfair, can a court refuse to enforce it?" and replete with clarifying examples--real and hypothetical. In explaining battery, Feinman writes: "If someone consents to a certain bodily invasion, he does not necessarily consent to any bodily invasion, however. When Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are in a boxing match, Holyfield has consented to Tyson punching him in the nose ... but he has not consented to Tyson biting off a piece of his ear." Much clearer.
Law 101 won't instruct you on how to write your will or get divorced, but it will educate you at a more systematic level. It is also a great read. --J.R."


Sorry for the long post, I am really excited about this book!

Download Music on Amazon.com

Did you know that you can now download music at Amazon.com? I recently discovered that Amazon now has AmazonMP3. Some of the MP3's available are cheaper than ITUNES. Unlike ITUNES, Amazon.com downloads have no Digital Rights Managements (DRM), which means that you can use them on any or even all of your electronic devices that play MP3s without restriction. Download away!