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Lateral Interviews

Questions About Experience

Employers will always want to know about your experience. From your perspective, this is yet another reason not to complain about too much due diligence or document review. Who wants to hire an associate who knows only how to browse through legal documents? Instead, emphasize the substantive experience you have gained at your current firm. In fact, you should sit down before your interview, review your time sheets, and write down all of the things you did in the last year or two that involved substantive work. Even if you spent three-quarters of your time on meaningless assignments, you will discover that you still probably managed to do enough substantive work to be able to bring it up in your interview. (Just be careful not to reveal any confidential information.)

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