Screening Interviews: 8 Ways to Waste Them

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Since I posted Screening Interviews: 8 Ways to Waste Them at lawyerist.com, and I thought of another one:

#9 Get too comfortable with the interviewer. Even if you spend the time talking about baseball or the movies, you are still in an interview and you are being judged.

Your seemingly casual conversation may be answering the question “Can we trust you to be professional and a good representative of the client should we leave you alone in a room with a client?” Be careful about slipping into jargon, slang, or Teen Age Mall Rat, the language of “I’m like, you know.”

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