September 2011  

In Search of the Perfect Job Candidate
In Search of the Perfect Job

by: Mary Crane

If you are among the lawyers who will visit law schools this fall in search of the perfect summer and new associates, itíŽs time to become familiar with an interviewing technique called behavioral interviewing. Developed in the 1970s by industrial psychologists, most major corporations use behavioral interviewing to find candidates who best fit into their culture and into specific roles. Because past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior, this method, which calls on candidates to describe a past situation, the action they took, and the results they obtained, best identifies the true nature of job candidates.

Behavioral interviewing is useful even when candidates have little work experience. Behaviors that students have demonstrated in church, community, and school organizations provide interviewers with some insight into the behaviors that are likely to eventually emerge in an office. Read more about behavioral interviewing and ten rules to help you land the job you want.

DoníŽt Miss the Lawyers Connect Annual Reception
We know that as junior, mid, and senior associates, and even as recent grads and law students, you have a lot on your plate, but itíŽs never too early- or too late- to build your professional network. So join us on September 8th for the Lawyers Connect Annual Reception. In addition to meeting new people and strengthening existing relationships, current and past members of the Young Lawyers Committee will be in attendance to let you know how the City Bar has helped them advance their careers and open doors. There are only 6 days left to register at the special reduced rate, so register today. Not a member yet? Join now using promo code "NEWATTYLC" and then sign up for Thursday night. Special thanks to Heartland Brewery, Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars & our First Thursdays Sponsors.

The Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series, Lawyers Connect E-newsletter, and dedicated webpage help attorneys build their network and navigate the first decade of their careers.


Annual Welcoming Program for Law Students
Sept 6, 7 - 9 pm

The Lawyers Connect Annual Reception
First Thursdays Series

Sept 8, 7 - 9 pm

I Survived the 1st Year of Law School. Now What?
Sept 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Nina Burleigh: The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox

Sept 15, 6 - 8 pm

Small Law Firm Luncheon
Security and Ethics of Cloud Computing
Sept 20, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Contemplative Lawyers Group
Sept 22, 7 - 9 pm

Successful Art SuccessioníK
Sept 27, 6 - 8 pm



DoníŽt Miss the 2011 Boot Camp:
Basic Training for Lawyers
September 20 & 22, 2011 1:00 - 5:45 pm

This two-day program provides recent law graduates and current law students with career planning information as well as practical and substantive insights into the practice of law. Whether seeking a job at a large or small law firm, in government or public interest, these sessions will provide information that will help you achieve success when you join a firm or other legal employer.

This two day program provides 6.0 NY CLE credits and students and alumni from any of our 15 sponsoring law schools can attend at no charge. Visit the website for more information on the programs, sponsors, and to register.