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Interview Questions to Ask That Set You Apart

During an interview, the employer always asks, “Do you have any questions for me?”  Most students are aware that it is very important to have questions ready to ask, and prepare questions in advance for that purpose.  What students may not know is that most interview questions that the interviewee asks fall into two categories, “me-focused” and “you-focused”  Continue Reading »

Expo Checklist

The Small Firm and Public Interest Expo is over and you had the opportunity to talk with many different employers from state and federal agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and small firms.  How can you leverage the contacts you made?  Here is a checklist to assist you: Organize your information:  You will have business cards and possibly brochures  Continue Reading »

The Day of the Small Firm and Public Interest Expo

How to Prep for Mizzou’s Expo

Mizzou Law’s annual Small Firm and Public Interest Expo is just around the corner.   A variety of employers in all practice areas will be there to talk with law students.  How can you prepare for such an event?  Here are some tips that will assist you to making the most of this opportunity. Before the event: Click on the  Continue Reading »

Conducting Skype Interviews with Confidence

Skype interviewing is gaining popularity with employers as an effective method for screening candidates when location prohibits a face to face interview.  Like the phone interview, Skype or other online video interviewing services require different preparation. At Mizzou Law, the Tech Suite (room 111) is set up for both Skype interviews and Point to Point  Continue Reading »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Phone Interviews

How different is a phone interview from a one-on-one interview?  Often a phone interview is the first step in the recruiting process when the candidate and the prospective employer are not geographically convenient or when the cost of travel to get to the location isn’t warranted at this point in the process.  The employer’s goal is  Continue Reading »

Six Tips That Will Help You Stand Out During On-Campus Interviews

On Campus Interviews (OCI) can be hectic and stressful.  They are, after all, screening interviews meant to narrow the pool of applicants.  How can you stand out from the crowd and score a call back interview?  Here are a few pointers that will help you leave a positive impression: Do your Homework – Basically, employers want to know what  Continue Reading »