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Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips & Resources

Job interviews vary in style and format depending upon the interviewer and the applicant. The content, however, typically centers around two issues: what you can offer the employer and what the employer can offer you. Careful preparation will enable you to be more confident and present yourself as an attractive potential employee. Interview Guides on […]

U.S. Department of Justice Security and Suitability Review Process

From the  U.S. Department of Justice: If you are applying or have applied to the DOJ, please note that the determination of a candidate’s suitability is different from a security clearance. All attorneys and legal interns will have a suitability review and determination made by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) and, if a […]

Five Tips for Callback Interviews

Mary Crane, author of “Starting Work for Interns, New Hires, and Summer Associates”, and a past speaker at the UT Law Professional Development Institute, has the following tips for students who have callback interviews: Be prepared. Carry several copies of your resume in a portfolio with a pen. Arrive with several specific questions to ask. […]

The Careerist: Interview Tricks You Should Know

(The Am Law Daily; August 15, 2013 by Vivia Chen) The on-campus interview season is about is under way, and you are probably feeling very anxious. What will those firms ask you? What should you ask them? Will they figure out that you are a total fraud and have absolutely no useful skill to offer? […]

Law Firm Pronunciation Guide

Law Firm Pronunciation Guide Before your next interview, review our online Law Firm Pronunciation Guide to ensure you are pronouncing a firm’s name correctly. Many firm names may be pronounced differently than their spelling might lead you to believe.

Three-Minute Videos on Interviewing and Etiquette Tips

Want to know how to succeed at on-campus interviews, receptions and callbacks?  Morgan Matson, ’99, President of Preferred Counsel Legal Placement Services (San Antonio), offers the following interviewing and etiquette tips. These short videos – most of which are under three minutes –  include tips on how to sell yourself in a 20-minute interview, what […]

InterviewStream: New 24/7 Online Interview Platform Available to UT Law Students & Alumni

Whether you are new to interviewing, feel like you need some extra practice, or received a last-minute interview and do not have a lot of time to prepare, our new interview platform, InterviewStream, provides expert tips and the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills on your own schedule. Anytime. Anywhere. Using your own computer and […]

Mock Interview Week (August 6-12, 2013) – Signup Online Wed., July 31, 2013

Mock Interview Week August 6-12, 2013 Improve your interviewing skills and receive feedback prior to Fall OCI by taking advantage of this opportunity to practice with a CSO Career Counselor. Students will be able to schedule a 30-minute mock interview via UT Law Symplicity. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin […]

Top 10 Tips from Legal Recruiters: How to Land an Interview

To help you prepare for Fall OCI and summer/fall off-campus interviews, take a moment to review “Top 10 Tips from Legal Recruiters: How to Land an Interview” (Hilary Mantis, The National Jurist, June 6, 2013).

Salary Negotiations 101

Engaging in salary negotiations simply to conform to preconceived salary expectations or to gain a slight salary increase is needless and may jeopardize an offer of employment. Knowing whether negotiations are warranted takes factual investigation and self-awareness. Learn some of the right reasons to engage in salary negotiations via the article “Salary Negotiations 101″ (Carla […]