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Many attorneys don't give themselves enough time simply because they don't know how the interview process works in law firms. Well, I'm going to tell you how it basically works so that when you plan your job search, it should be a little easier.
THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
Lateral candidates are often treated to the same luxuries as law students during the interview process. But often, the process is more complex, more planned and executed, and more in-depth than with law student candidates. Therefore, lateral interviews are sometimes more difficult to schedule and take more time.
Some firms thoroughly screen lateral candidates over the telephone prior to bringing them in for interviews, and others, if using a headhunter, expect the headhunter to prequalify the candidate. If your entree into a firm was through your networking skills, anticipate that the firm will check you out at some point, perhaps even before bringing you in.
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