When you apply in the future, the interview is always the same.
Your potential employer asks questions and you try to answer them honestly (and in a light that shows off your potential). The end of every interview is also the same: the employer gives you the opportunity to ask questions of your own. Rather than politely shaking your head in refusal, take this opportunity. This gives you the chance to know more about the firm, as well as display your intelligence and critical thinking skills.
As you want to impress your future employer, it pays to come prepared with several questions. Remember to come in with at least two questions and a maximum of five.
1. What are the important tasks will I undertake as a paralegal?
It is highly likely that you have numerous duties to fulfill on a daily basis. By asking this question, you know what the employer considers as top priorities. It also gives you an insight into what to expect in case you do get hired. Knowing your future tasks provides valuable information on what you should focus on. You know more about the office environment, as well as the challenges that come with the job.
2. How Would You Describe Your Ideal Legal Assistant?
Most likely, your interviewer might have dropped hints on what they are looking for in a paralegal. Still, it is best to be upfront and know the facts. When you ask this question, you give yourself the opportunity to discuss your strengths and abilities. You also gain knowledge on the type of employee they are seeking and mentally compare yourself to the ideal.
3. Do You Have any Reservations on My Qualifications?
Some interviewers disclose their concerns about your requirements. Others might feel that you lack certain capabilities, experience, or education. By asking this, you can defend yourself by changing their hesitations through your abilities.
It is important to come well prepared for every interview. After all, it is not enough to come armed with just questions—you should have the necessary education as well. Let Legal Studies fully equip you for the future and for your potential employer. Give us a call and learn more about our courses.