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Tips on Acing the Callback to Land a BigLaw Job

Posted Sep 26, 2012 5:30 AM CDT
By Molly McDonough

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Once an interviewee has made a good impression, there's an inevitable callback.

Now is the time to show would-be employers whether you'll be a good fit with the rest of the group, says Grover Cleveland in a guest post at the Careerist.

In addition to initiative and attention to detail, interviewers will use this stage of the interview process to determine "if you have the poise and professionalism to represent the firm and cultivate clients."

So Cleveland offers these tips to convert the callback into a bona fide offer:

• Stay on top of current events and be prepared to talk about something besides law school.

• Have a conversation to show you're "friendly, professional, and poised."

• Be prepared by brushing up on the employer.

• While it's good to be conversational and be relaxed, be careful not to be too casual.

Cleveland, author of Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer, also offers suggested questions to ask and to avoid.

Also see:

Careerist: "How to Nail the On-Campus Interview"

ABAJournal.com: "Former Foster Pepper Partner Pens Advice for BigLaw's 'Baby Sharks'"


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