Nail Your Law Job Interview

The Essential Guide to Firm, Clerkship, Government, In-House, and Lateral Interviews

Author:Natalie Prescott and Oleg Cross
ISBN-13: 978-1-60163-053-7
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Format: Paper
Price: $17.99

Winner - Career category - 2009 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year
Finalist - Career category -2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
“Nail Your Law Job Interview is well written and wonderfully comprehensive. It provides specific examples, directions, and instructions in every aspect of finding a law job. Although it’s written for the new grad, experienced lawyers will benefit 
from it too.”
     —Judi Perkins, the Renegade Job Coach
“Nail Your Law Job Interview comprehensively explains the nuances of interviewing in the law sector. Mini-case studies and the authors’ own experiences enhance their advice...and provide excellent and little-known information. No aspiring attorney should be without this book.”
     —Katharine Hansen, PhD, creative director of Quintessential Careers, and author of Top Notch Executive Resumes 
Law students, laterals, government lawyers, and even senior in-house attorneys often make costly mistakes during interviews. Nail Your Law Job Interview provides tips, examples, and substantive advice on different kinds of job interviews. It is the only comprehensive interview book for lawyers.
Through real-life examples and tips from hundreds of prominent legal professionals, this book reveals successful interview strategies, insider perspectives, and bold moves. Topics include:
•Unique challenges facing foreign and “involuntary” job applicants.
•Questions not to ask and answers to avoid.
•Body language, gap-fillers, and effective interview questions.
•What to wear, what to bring, and how to do your homework.
•Lunch interview etiquette.
•Dealing with inappropriate questions and arrogant interviewers.
•Tips for working with a headhunter and negotiating an offer.
Nail Your Law Job Interview is a must-have for every candidate who hopes to obtain a legal position in today’s legal market!
Natalie Prescott joined Latham & Watkins LLP in San Diego, California, following a federal clerkship. She holds a BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Mississippi; an MA from Tulane University; and a JD, cum laude, from Duke University School of Law. In addition to numerous publications and speaking engagements, Prescott serves on Duke Alumni Admissions interviewing committee. 
Oleg Cross is an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP in San Diego, California. He holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Abilene Christian University, and a JD and LLM from Duke University School of Law. He frequently writes and speaks on various emerging legal issues. In 2007, the San Diego Daily Transcript named Cross one of the city’s best lawyers.

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