As you prepare for on campus interviewing, you will likely want to research the process, the firms, and even some of the individual lawyers. Below are resources to help you find all of the information you need.
A great place to start would be the Career Service Office’s “researching employers” page. This page provides a primer on the type of information you will want to know, links to the most commonly used resources, and a video by yours truly that walks you through searching the most useful sources.
The library also has many other resources that you may find helpful. Below are two such books that provide tips for interviewing and landing a big firm job.
The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job
by Erika M. Finn, Jessica T. Olmon
KF 297 F56 2009
Interviewing with large law firms and securing your first job can be a very different process than most are familiar with. This guide provides some excellent tips on what to expect from the process – typical questions, how candidates are evaluated, and what happens during call-back interviews, for instance – and explains how you can put your best foot forward.
The Legal Job Interview: Winning the Law-Related Job in Today’s Market
by Clifford Ennico
KF 297 E56 2008
This book provides big-picture information like what the interview process is really about for the interviewer and more specifics like the type of questions you should ask and things you should avoid. As someone who has been on both sides of these interviews, I think this book provides an excellent glimpse into the process and provides solid advice to avoid some of the silly mistakes that trip people up. With the job market as tight as it is today (as it was in 2008 when this book was written), every little bit of knowledge helps. And don’t worry, reading this book won’t just make you more nervous – it even includes a section on how to combat the nerves associated with these interviews.
Don’t forget that the Tarlton reference librarians are still here to serve you during the summer as well. Feel free to stop by or send us a chat or email and we can help you get the information you need to shine in your interviews.