This infographic was inspired by a recent conversation I had with a partner at a large law firm that was baffled at how candidates dressed for their interview. Law firms are very conservative and are looking for attorneys that will present well in front of their clients. Your resume got you in the door, so don't make a bad first impression by making a simple fashion faux pas.
You were able to find what seemed to be the perfect candidate to fill your open position. However, after a few weeks on the job, it’s clear that your dream candidate has turned into a nightmare.
How did this happen?
I just want to make one thing clear.
ALWAYS send a thank you note after you interview. There is never an instance when it is not appropriate.
Interviewing can be scary. Not just for the candidate being interviewed, but for the person conducting the interview as well.
There’s a lot at stake when making a new hire. A bad hire is extremely costly, and not just monetarily, but also in time-wasted. That’s why it’s so important for the interviewer to get it right the first time and not cut corners out of fear or desperation.
Many job candidates spend a lot of time prepping for their interviews by focusing on which questions the interviewer may ask them. While that is very important, it is equally important to prepare questions to ask the interviewer. Keep in mind that an interview is a two-way street. Not only is the firm evaluating whether they would like to hire you, but it’s also your chance to decide if you even want to work for the firm.