Updated: May 20, 2019
Are you preparing for a legal assistant job interview? Make sure you follow these five important interview tips!
NUMBER ONE: YOUR APPEARANCE MATTERS
Legal assistants work in a professional setting. You may be the initial point of contact for the law firm, company, or agency. You may be called into a client meeting or a courtroom at any time. For the interview, you should wear dark, conservative colors. Clothing should be professional casual or a suit. Minimal accessories. Possibly a watch to demonstrate punctuality.
NUMBER TWO: ARRIVE EARLY Arrive 15 to 30 minutes early for the interview. Drive to the location the day before so you know exactly how to get to the office and exactly how long it will take.
Questions regarding your resume, cover letter, references, follow-up email? You can find each of these templates pre-prepared for your success in the Legal Assistant Job application bundle located here.
NUMBER THREE: BE PREPARED
Bring a crisp copy of your cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample (if you have one). These documents should be carried in a folio or matte folder. This is very important for a successful interview.
NUMBER FOUR: BE CONFIDENT
Remember: The employer needs YOU and it's your job to let them know why. Before the interview, make five bullet points of your top qualities, i.e. hardworking, proactive, organized, etc. In response to a question regarding what qualities set you apart, drill home your five bullet points.
NUMBER FIVE: FOLLOW-UP
Make sure within 24 hours (I recommend 2-6), you send a follow-up email to the person who interviewed you. Thank the interviewer for their time, re-iterate your excitement and interest in the position, and provide any additional information that was requested at the interview.
YOU GOT THIS :)