Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin (Chicago, IL) in August 2013.
Very straightforward. I applied through my university's career database (Edelman hires almost exclusively from Northwestern and UChicago alone). Came in for an interview two weeks later (I met with two of the partners). Questions were mainly about my resume and if/why I wanted to pursue a career in law. I received a callback with an offer the next day.
- None. There weren't any situational questions asked. Answer Question
Salary and benefits are NOT negotiable. It was a take it or leave it scenario.
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin (Chicago, IL) in April 2011.
I interviewed with two attorneys. They were very nice. Their questions mostly revolved around my previous work experience and my personality.
- Are you organized? Answer Question
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The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin (Chicago, IL) in April 2009.
The interview was only a 30 minutes total (and there was only one round). Personality-based interview with very basic/expected questions regarding why do you want to work in a law office, career aspirations, where do you see yourself in 5yrs, and description of your skills (attention to detail, organization, communication being important ones).
The interviewers seemed very nice, but there was very little specificity about the exact nature of the work or area of law the specific position would have exposure to -- I would suggest asking as this information will shape your experience at ECLG.
- Your resume shows a lot of diverse interests; why do you want to work in a law office? Answer Question
There was no negotiation - not on salary, start date, etc. It was a "take it or leave it" situation.
Be ready to accept when you call back about the hiring decision, because they only give you 2-4 days to decide.