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OMG, Guy Kawasaki being cited in legal publications

It took an innovator like Carolyn Elefant, but Guy Kawasaki is being cited the legal industry publications. In a blog published American Lawyer Media’s law.com, the standard bearer in legal online publishing no less.

Carolyn suggests those interviewing for law firm positions read Guy’s post on interviewing in the Silicon Valley.

So what’s the secret of a great interview? Unbridled enthusiasm (that comes across in the way you respond to a seemingly innocuous question like, ‘How are you?’), ability to pitch yourself and the old standards like showing up on time and being appropriately attired. Also, be prepared to offer ways that you can immediately help the company (or the firm) and don’t forget to close the deal by telling the interviewer that you see the job as a fit and you want it (if that’s true).

Think this kind of direct approach won’t work for a law firm? Truth is, interview skills probably don’t matter much if you’re in the top 5 percent at a top school and you’ve just made law review. But those students who don’t have these credentials need a different approach — and Kawasaki’s suggestions sound to me like the way to set yourself apart.

I read Guy’s post as well. It’s great stuff. My standards for prospects interviewing with LexBlog just went up ten fold.

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