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Best way to show your research of a firm?

    • Thread Starter

    Hey guys,

    What do you think is the best way to show research about the firm on the interview? I have a lot of information but not sure how to put it all together. Any ideas/advice?

    Thanks guys!


    Well, you can only really show it if they ask you the common question "Why do you want to work in <blah>?"

    In which case, you can frame a short answer that answers specifically that and integrates current knowledge. E.g. <blah> is leading cutting edge <blahness>, such as with <blah> <blahrifically>

    Otherwise, if you have case studies, etc, you can demonstrate business knowledge through the exercise itself. Probably wouldn't hurt to look up quick financials if relevant (share price, etc) and recent press releases.

    Kind of had the other side of this discussion on the VS thread.

    My question would be - why would you want to demonstrate your research without being prompted?

    At interview, if you are asked a question about the firm or its practices, or the legal services market in general - I get that's where you show you know a bit about the firm.

    But otherwise, are you sure that open ended questions are not your opportunity to talk about you, not them? They know all about themselves already.
    • Thread Starter

    Thanks guys! Yeah, you right, you have to answer the questions they ask. But I also was wondering what areas you would look into because I found few recent deals, their awards, expertise in practice areas, offices etc.

    I am not sure if it is enough and if I should know the ins and outs of the deals I will mention because usually detail is scarce on their websites.

    One firm asked their PEP (Equity per partner) and I was like 'what?' xD. But now I find all that info too, even their managing partner name.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks again!
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