It is difficult to predict what questions will be asked by employers at an interview. As a guide however, you should be prepared to speak with confidence on the following, and be able to support your answers with relevant examples where appropriate:
Current role and legal experience
Experience relevant to this particular role
Reasons for leaving current position (do not be too critical)
Interest in this opportunity and knowledge about the organisation
Short and long term career goals
Interpersonal skills and working style
Strengths, weaknesses and achievements
Difficulties you have encountered and how you overcame them
Marketing, business development and client relationship skills
Management experience and client following (if relevant)
Salary expectations and notice period
Anything written in your CV
It is important to have a few questions to ask the interviewer.
Examples might include:
How has this position become available?
What is the structure of the organization/legal team?
What is the culture of the organisation?
How much training and support will there be?
What are the future plans of the business/department?
Who do you regard as your main competitors?
How do you appraise the performance of your staff?
What are the long term prospects for career progression?
How much business development will you be involved in?
Will you have responsibility for any junior members of the team?
Who would you report directly to?
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