person-with-resumeInterviewing is a competitive sport. Play to win. I’ve placed well over 300 attorneys into inside counsel positions, and along the way my thoughts on what it takes to win in the interview process have crystallized.

Most importantly, decide beforehand that you want the job. Playing hard-to-get usually leads to a “no” from the employer before you get to make the choice. Interviewers respond well to candidates who express enthusiasm for their company. So, don’t worry about coming across as overeager. A little eagerness beats cautious and unsure.

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