Interview Tips for Lateral Associates

By Vivia Chen
Ready for the interview.

Ready for the interview.

Vivia Chen is a Senior Columnist at The American Lawyer and is Chief Blogger at The Careerist

The good news is that firms are on the hunt for lateral associates–at least that’s what hiring partners are telling me.

But don’t kid yourself–it’s still a buyer’s market, so if you’re trying to switch jobs, this is not the time to make blunders in the interview process.

Now that you know about proper etiquette for the interview lunch, let’s focus on the interview itself. The Wall Street Journal’s FINS (a career site for the financial sector) offers a refresher on the seven most frequently asked questions. Let’s see how those questions play out in the legal profession:

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