Interview Tips


You may get lots of good interview tips. Listen to them all and figure out your key take aways. Mine boil down to the following:

Do

  • Make the right first impression. Greet interviewers with a firm handshake and smile.
  • If the interview stagnates, be prepared to lead. Have questions ready in your back pocket.
  • Ask insightful questions that engage interviewers and make them think.
  • Demonstrate interest – but not desperation.
  • Communicate clearly. Ask, “Is there anything else you need to know about me to assess my candidacy?.”
  • Make as many connections as possible. Use cocktail parties and dinners strategically.
  • Listen to the question carefully before responding – don’t anticipate.
  • Assume you are being evaluated during every interaction with anyone from the firm and act accordingly.
  • Let some of your personality come through.

Don’t

  • Ask questions you could answer with proper research about the firm.
  • Be too casual; This is a business relationship.
  • Wear your stress.
  • Miss opportunities to connect with the firm.

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