Employment and Interviewing Tips from Trial Pro's Firm Administrator:
Interviewing Do’s & Don’ts
As the Firm Administrator, I’ve done my share of interviewing and I wanted to offer some tips for those that are job hunting.
If you have replied to a job post, DO pick up your phone when you receive a call, even when you don’t recognize the number. Yes, it could be a spam call, but it could also be a potential employer calling you up to schedule an interview. Likewise, if someone leaves you a voice mail, DO call them back immediately, and DON’T wait a few days and expect the position to still be available.
DO show up for your interview on time. Have a trial run if you need to. This will allow you to be aware of how long the trip will take, where to park, etc. DON’T be late.
DO show up for your interview and DON’T call to reschedule unless you have a true emergency. A true emergency is not that you are test driving a new car and you can’t make it to your interview. Yes, this really happened and the appointment was not rescheduled for that candidate. It is a huge red flag to an employer of what type of employee you will be if you can’t even show up on time or show up at all for an interview.
DO dress like a professional for your interview, even on a Friday. Remember, first impressions really count. I had someone show up in jeans once. She, of course, was not even considered for the position.
Speaking of first impressions, DO proofread your resume and cover letter. Read and reread it and have a friend proof it for you as well. Typos won’t go unnoticed and you could blow an opportunity for a great position by not giving attention to detail.
DO follow the instructions in the job post. If the job requires two years of legal experience and the candidates must be bilingual, DON’T apply unless you can fulfill those requirements. The first thing the potential employer is going to look for on a resume is whether the candidate has the required qualifications.We only hire the best of the best here at TrialPro and I am proud to say that we have an amazing group of employees here.