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?"

5 comments:

  1. hi, i was wondering if you could tell me the name of the website that a lot of law students read for odd/interesting stories in the industry or about other law students. i can't remember the name, but i've heard law students talk about it. It's filled with random things, like an e-mail a 2L sent to a law firm about it being racist/sexist, which then circulated around other top law firms and made its way to the website. Things like that. Thanks!

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  2. Is this it? Overheard in Law School

    http://overheardinlawschool.blogspot.com/

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  3. thanks for the reply. hm... no, it's not a blog. it's an actual website... i've only looked at it once and i can't for the life of me remember the name of it. but i'm def sure it's not a blog.

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  4. The blog Water Lily is referring to might be Above the Law http://abovethelaw.com/

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  5. Hi

    I read this post 2 times. It is very useful.

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    Best regards
    Jonathan.

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