The Catholic University of America

A FIRM'S PROSPECTIVE OF A STRUCTURED INTERVIEW

STRUCTURE OF A 20-MINUTE "SCREENING" INTERVIEW
 
  • 2-minutes to establish rapport.
     
  • 10-minutes to ask questions that will elicit information about candidate to enable interviewer to evaluate whether this candidate will be a good fit for his or her firm or agency.
     
  • 5-minutes to describe firm or agency, practice, summer program and answer questions.
     
  • 3-minutes to complete evaluation.
STRUCTURE OF A 30-MINUTE “CALLBACK” INTERVIEW

A Callback Interview in the offices of the Employer with 4-5 attorneys or other members of the firm
 
  • 3-minutes to establish rapport.
     
  • 15-minutes to ask questions that will elicit information about candidate to enable interviewer to evaluate whether this candidate will be a good fit for his or her firm or agency.
     
  • 10 -minutes to describe firm or agency, practice, summer program and answer questions.
     
  • 2-minutes to walk candidate to next interview.