On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy.
But throw the words “job interview” into the mix and a whole new paradigm emerges. With seemingly so much at stake, job interviews take on a new meaning for people who ordinarily would not shy away from talking about the field they have chosen and the background that they bring.
At the same time, it also seems that candidates often appear at interviews unprepared for a conversation in which they have voluntarily decided to participate. Here are some thoughts from Wendy L. Werner (owner and principal of Werner Associates, LLC) about making the most of a difficult process, and in the end making good decisions about where you want to work.