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How to Do Your Homework - Anticipate Common Questions

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Anticipate Common Questions

We will not give you a laundry list of the common interview questions; it will not help you prepare. Questions will vary greatly from one employer to another, and those that repeat themselves are, frankly, not the best questions. A good interviewer should ask you questions that are uniquely tailored to your background, resume, and skills. Clichéd questions do not accomplish this goal. Moreover, you can easily anticipate common questions yourself. For example, you probably know that your interviewer is likely to ask “What makes you a strong candidate for this job?” or “Why do you want to work here?”

Practice answering questions before your interviews, and be a storyteller. Think in advance about the events in your life that made you who you are. Think about how these events influenced your career path, gave you a desire to practice law, or made you a better lawyer. Then, if asked a question about your skills, background, or career choices, tell a story. Stories are much more engaging and convincing than dry answers. Remember to focus on the key points on your resume, and use your background and credentials as leverage

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