As shallow as a 20-minute interview can be, at least it’s a 20-minute interview.There’s an opportunity for follow-up questions and a genuine interchange.
Vivia Chen, writing over at Law.com, has the scoop on a new practice from Herrick Feinstein: Then, with drinks in hand, each student picked a bar table and chatted up a hiring committee member for five minutes. When you think about it, they both lead to the same emotional roller coaster: the thrill of that initial nibble of interest; the wild, intoxicated honeymoon of the summer; the grim reality of your first year; the nerve-racking senior days as you wait out the partnership proposal because you’re not getting any younger; and then you’re either dumped in favor of the next younger class or you settle into a lifetime of boring missionary legal practice.
(Students were told to come prepared with an elevator pitch on why they should be hired.) After five minutes, a bell rang, and students went to a new table to meet another lawyer. Some may see this as a little less staid than the traditional model, but frankly this is a far superior approach to the initial interview.
Moving from hotel room to hotel room to have one brief chat with, usually, a single lawyer from a firm offers almost nothing of value to either side.
The applicant gets only a slim peek at the firm’s culture before moving on to a rival and the firm has only one snippet of face-to-face time to form their opinion before moving on to the callback.
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