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Fredrikson & Byron
Legal Administrative Assistant was asked...March 1, 2013

What is the most stressful part of your job and how do you handle it?

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Last minute rushes. However, in the legal field, they are a necessary evils.

Unexpected surprises- when the client left out important information at suddenly you are left unprepared. Less

Unexpected surprises- when the client left out important information at suddenly you are left unprepared. This is a great time to take a deep breathe and focus on step by step remedies to correct the situation with the least impact on the case or the Attorney/Law Firm. Less

Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

Tell us about a difficult personality and siutation from a previous position and how you handled it.

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I did not find any of the questions to be particularly difficult. The people I interviewed with were relaxed and friendly which made it very easy to speak with them and discuss my prior work experience. They were very open to answering my questions as well. Less

Miller Johnson

Tell us about yourself? Why do you want to work here?

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Truthfully, and honestly, and i laughed a lot!

Altshuler Berzon

How will your previous work experiences inform your work with our firm?

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I spoke about my experiences as a receptionist/extracurricular work for a law review (recently out of college/not much work experience) Less

Cafaro

Describe what you did at past employers

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Administrative professional office duties and computer work

Allstate

If I had an issue with a task or a co-worker, how comfortable would you feel speaking to your boss?

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How did you answer this question? (Optional)

Clark Hill

Tell me about your resume.

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Feel like saying- can't you read.

Covington & Burling

What was my experience in law firms.

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Provided same information as stated in the CV.

Randstad

What kind of position are you looking for?

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My answer isn't as important as informing you that you should be very precise about the position AND the industry, for example: an assistant position is very different from that of a legal assistant position. Don't be afraid to decline or negotiate salary for a position if it isn't within your range or industry even if you could use some money. That will inevitably be a career setback. Less

Progressive Insurance

Give an example of a goal you set and how you reached it.

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When I lost my job in the mortgage industry due the collapse of the housing market and was unable to find employment, I searched for a business I could start from my home. I taught myself how to prepare bankruptcy petitions and built a business working as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant. I gathered and analyzed their client's intake forms and documentation and prepared their petitions for attorney review. Less

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