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What is Behavioral Interviewing?

Behavioral interviews are a style of interview that focuses on your past behavior in a previous employment or scholastic setting.  The questions are asking how you behaved in the past, not how will you behave in the future.  The employers are hoping that past behavior will predict future action. Traditional interview questions tend to be more general  Continue Reading »

The Art of Networking

One way to make lasting connections in the legal community is through networking… but what is the best way?  Here are a few tips you should consider to help you stand out and network like a pro. Learn Where to Network -       Join the bar association in the geographic region where you would like to  Continue Reading »

Navigating the office

As you look forward to a summer job, semester internship or a full-time position after graduation, navigating your new office is an important part of being successful. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Take the initiative – Don’t wait for people to introduce themselves.  Try to meet as many people as possible in the  Continue Reading »

DOs and DON’Ts for Callback Interviews

Congratulations! You have made it through the rigorous first round of OCIs and have been invited to a callback interview. Now what? I will explain some very important Dos… and almost more important Don’ts to remember during your callback interview. DOs Do review all of your social media content prior to the interview. As I  Continue Reading »

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Tips for Succeeding this Summer at a Government Internship

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion composed of public service employers discussing the problems that arise with their interns during the summer.  Based on the discussion, here are a few tips to help you succeed and make a positive impression during your summer working at a state or federal agency. Change of mindset – Realize that even as an  Continue Reading »

The Etiquette of Business Cards

As you prepare for your summer job or permanent employment after graduation, the use and etiquette of business cards becomes important.  Exchanging business cards with attorneys you meet in professional or social settings is a great way to interact and continue to connect. The Career Development Office has a template on the computer in the Resource Room that  Continue Reading »