50 interview questions for a legal job you should be prepared to answer

50 interview questions for a legal job you should be prepared to answer

You can nail that legal interview with a little bit of preparation!

Interview preparation is hard! When it comes to nailing an interview for a legal role, preparation and research are key to landing your dream role.

In regards to the legal interview process, preparation and research for your interview can oftentimes determine your chances of making it to the next step. Especially in in-house interviews - the best prep is to practice your answers and to research the culture and current events related to the company.

To help you get started, we've sifted through tens of thousands of interview reviews to find out some of the most common interview questions candidates get asked during recent interviews. If you have a job interview lined up, practice in front of a mirror or ask a friend or relative to listen to the following questions so you will be ready to put your best foot forward.

1. What are your strengths? 

2. What could you improve on? 

3. Why are you interested in working for [insert company name here]?

4. Where do you see yourself? Ten years?

5. Do you want to leave your company?

6. Why was there a difference in your employment between [insert date] and [insert date]?

7. What can you offer us that somebody else can not?

8. What's something we should know about you? 

9. Are you willing to relocate?

10. Are you ready to travel?

11. Tell me something you are most proud of.

12. What is your dream job?

13. How did you hear about this position?

14. What would you look to achieve in the first 30 days/60 days/90 days on the job?

15. What did you love about your last role?

16. Discuss your resume.

17. Talk about your background.

18. Describe yourself.

19. Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.

20. Why should we employ you?

21. Why are you currently looking for a job?

22. Would you work holidays/weekends?

23. How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?

24. What are your salary requirements? (Hint: if you're unsure what constitutes a reasonable salary range and compensation package, research the job title and/or company on Legal.io.)

25. Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements.

26. Who are our competitors?

27. What was your biggest failure?

28. What motivates you?

29. What is your availability?

30. Who's your mentor?

31. Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.

32. How do you handle stress?

33. What is the name of our CEO?

34. What are your career goals?

35. What gets you up in the morning?

36. What would your reports say about you?

37. What were your bosses' strengths/weaknesses?

38. If I asked him/her what's an area you could improve on and called your boss right now, what could he/she say?

39. Are you a leader or a follower?

40. What was?

41. What are your pet peeves?

42. What are your hobbies?

43. What is your favorite site?

44. What makes you uncomfortable?

45. What are some of your leadership experiences?

46. How would you fire someone?

47. What do you like about working in this industry, the most and least?

48. Would you work 40+ hours a week?

49. What questions haven't you were asked by me?

50. What questions do you have for me?

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