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Make It Through the Second Round of Interviews
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Summary: The second round of interviews at a law firm is like a second date. They are paying closer attention to find any indicators of why you are not a good fit for their firm.

How to Excel at Second Round Law Firm Interviews and Get More Job Offers will explain more.


Making it through the first round of interviews at a law firm is a big accomplishment but now you have to prepare for the second round. If you are consistently getting through the first round with flying colors but never getting an offer after the second round, then you need to follow Harrison Barnes advice to prevent this trend from continuing.

Factors Law Firms Look at When Hiring

Law firm employment is a little like dating. When a law firm advertises an opening, they are in a sense “single.” Just like a person that is single, a law firm will not take the take the first person that walks in the door but will instead look around to find a good match. At the same time, neither party wants to waste time so the screen before setting up dates.

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The first round interview is like a first date. They generally are quick, maybe just a quick meeting over coffee. If there is a connection worth pursuing, then a second interview or “date” will be scheduled. This interview is determine if the partners at the firm would be comfortable working with you, if you are presentable, if clients would be comfortable working with you, and if you have good reasons for wanting to join the firm.

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During the second interview, the law firm is looking for red flags that you send out that warn them against hiring you. These red flags can come as statements about why you are looking for a new job. Remember who your audience is and refrain from mentioning things that could turn them away. Express how committed you will be to the firm and you are only looking for a new law firm this one time.





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