This article contains a sample of the types of interview questions you will encounter in the Legal Sector and for positions such as: Legal Secretary, Legal Executive, Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Solicitor and Lawyers in both a corporate and a private practice environment.
Most interviews in this sector will follow a standard structure which includes, The Introduction, followed by Setting the Scene, then Exploration, Selling and finally Closure.
The Exploration Stage is all about the questions and these will vary depending on the employer, the level of job you are applying for, the amount of experience you have, the recommended recruiting policy and the personal preference of the interviewer.
You will find that many employers are now using Competency Based Interviewing techniques when recruiting for Legal jobs. You should expect both Competency Based and Behavioural Questions exploring key skills such as:
Qualified Solicitors, Lawyers and Senior Law Professionals should expect questions exploring:
For each of the above you should expect 3-4 questions along with standard questions exploring your legal training and qualifications, reasons for choosing your career and reasons for applying.
Here is a sample of interview questions for a variety of Legal roles. How would you answer?
* Questions taken from the InterviewGOLD™ Interview System.
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Annette Lewis is an accredited interviewer and has recruited for many organisations within Healthcare, Education, Customer Services and Banking. Google+