Category: Interviewing

How to prepare for a behavioral-based (STAR) interview at a company like Amazon

STAR: situation, task, action, result. If you’re a law firm associate, and went through your law school’s OCI process, you’re probably not used to this method of interviewing. So how do you prepare when the interviewers are more interested in how you reason through a line of questioning that doesn’t involve walking through your CV? Fortunately there are some tips and tricks that can help you stand out from the crowd. STAR-based interviewing is being used more widely – especially in the tech world. (Amazon, for example, is notorious for using this type of interview structure exclusively.) If you’re a lawyer looking to go in-house at a tech company, you should definitely prepare yourself for a very different experience than when you participated in OCI during law school.

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Five tips for successfully navigating phone interviews and screeners for in-house counsel positions

Phone screens may seem like relatively low-stress, comparatively “easy” interviews to deal with. But unless you prepare properly you could be putting your chances of moving on to the next round in jeopardy. Here are five tips for handling the phone screener so you’re ready to dive into this critical step in the interview process.

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