How to Conduct an Interview with a Lawyer
Prepare for the interview:- Think about what skills requires a vacant position: that their presence is necessary to clarify the applicant. So, if the work involves frequent participation in hearings, in the first place will come the ability to present information in a favorable light and oratory. Routine drafting of contracts will require knowledge of the basics of contract law and attention to detail. The position of head of the legal Department along with the experience of work will require the ability to manage a team. — If a summary of the applicant submitted in advance, carefully read through it. Make notes in the margins or specify on a separate sheet of questions about the circumstances that you would like to find out or to specify in conversation with the applicant.- Don't forget to record and keep on hand during a conversation, surname, name and patronymic of the applicant.
At the beginning of the interview, introduce yourself, write down the personal and contact details of the applicant. Conduct him into the office, where you can talk without interference.
In the course of the conversation, find out: - which educational institution and when the applicant graduated, what is his average score, the availability of additional education - what experience he has. Ask a question about former employers, the period of cooperation with an organization, the list of basic responsibilities. It is not superfluous to ask the reason for the termination of the employment contract with the previous employer - in which fields of the applicant the applicant considers himself an expert, in which directions he would like to deepen his knowledge - what are his personal and business qualities the applicant considers to be a good worker - what additional skills that are useful for carrying out the proposed work, he has - if the nature of the work involves an irregular working day, heavy workloads, frequent stressful situations, travel, you Sneath, if the competitor is ready to such characteristics of the work.
During the interview make notes and references: what to pay attention to additionally that you will need to check. Pay attention to the following points:- how well and fluently the source. Inarticulate people – not a good candidate for the position of lawyer, because the oratory in this profession often plays the role of "shield and sword"
If you doubt the ability of the applicant, give it a test: ask them to solve a specific legal problem (situation), with or alleged in your organization. If necessary, ask the applicant, who from former employers can give him a good recommendation. Write down the contact numbers of previous managers of the applicant.
During the interview the employer not only studies the candidate for the position, but the applicant, in turn, wants to find out about possible conditions. Tell him the basic characteristics of the company, outline the duties, name the amount of the expected wages. At the end of the interview find out if still the applicant desire to seek employment in your company and promise to contact him to tell about the results of the interview.