Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Different Types of Job Interview Questions

When we complete our academic sessions and enter the professional field, there are end number of questions which pops up in our mind. We are too confused to deal with them and many of us land ourselves in trouble. This can be hazardous for you and your career as well. To prepare for the best you have to give your best shot and what could be better than preparing yourself for an interview in advance. 

There are many types of frequently asked questions in an interview. The subconscious part of our mind knows those questions, however for some people it is difficult to recall them. So we are here to help you in that tricky area. This article will clear all the air in your mind and provide you with a better solution. 

What an interviewer expects from an interviewee ? 

An interviewer looks out for intelligent and confident candidates. He expects logical answers from candidates and wants him/her to prove his capabilities. For that reason only an interviewer reads the mind of different candidates.

While giving answers to the tricky questions, you must first analyze them in order to beat the best. These are some of the interview techniques. 

Frequently asked question on the basis of nature of the candidate - 

The types of common questions asked in an interview also depends on nature of the candidate that is fresher or experienced candidate. If you are a fresher then the set of questions would be the basic questions. On the other hand, if you an experienced candidate, then the set of questions will vary. 

Usually questions asked from the fresher are the basic questions and to some extent related to the personal level questions. For instance you are first asked to give a short introduction about yourself, your family background, your weaknesses and strength etc. Apart from these, the interviewer also ask you about your hobby and interest areas. 

Experienced candidate, on the other hand, are generally asked about their type of work in the previous organization, the reason for leaving the job and the activities, roles and responsibilities of the previous designation. They are also asked about the expected salary packages and the previous salary package. Often they are also asked about their strength area and weaknesses. 

In this way, you get a ground knowledge about the common types of job interview questions. This knowledge will be of great help for you when you are planning to prepare yourself for an interview. By sorting out and preparing answers to these questions, you will be able to get yourself a good job. All the best and go ahead. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Begin the Career as a Litigation Lawyer

A litigation lawyer is involved only in such cases, which cannot be settled out of the courtroom but needs litigation. These types of lawyers may practice in several domains as per their personal interest and experience. The various cases dealt by a litigation lawyer may involve estate disputes, contractual disputes, defamations lawsuits, insurance claims, or criminal cases.

Although, a litigation lawyer may specialize in specific field of law, but he may practice in any of the domains covered under the legal statute. Most of the law firms appoint litigation lawyers to meet the clients’ requirement demanding for litigation cases. To begin a career as a litigation lawyer, the initial step starts way back in the school days. One has to be active in debating that gives him/her the knowledge about putting across the arguments and negotiating over them.

Also, developing the communication skills is important as it gives you the confidence to put your pleadings in an effective manner. However, apart from these personal traits, there are a few professional requirements which are vital to start the career as a litigation lawyer:

  • The first and foremost thing is to seek an admission to an undergraduate program after the schooling. You may select any stream for studies. However, for pursuing technical litigation domain, a science graduate is preferable. A graduate is a must for most of the law school admissions and also, make sure you secure excellent grades doing your undergraduate program. While selecting a subject for major, opt for the most suitable subject with reference to the legal field of specialization you have to pursue.
  • Apart from keeping your grades up and scoring a good GPA, you also need to clear a LSAT (law school admission test) after graduation and before getting into a law school. Some of the law schools give equal weightage to the graduation GPA and LSAT scores, so you need to do well in the test. Once, you have registered for the LSAT, you can appear four times for the test. Hence, in case, you are not satisfied with your first time LSAT scores you may opt to take the test again.
  • Once you pass the LSAT test with satisfying scores, you may apply with various law schools of your choice and also submit teacher reference letters, letter of motivation and also the documents from the school. The procedure of consideration of the applications and verification of the documents may take long up to a few months. 
  • After you are enrolled into a law school, be focused on your studies, aim at securing good scores, and discuss the field of litigation law with the teacher and seek advice and guidance to pursue a career in the same. It is preferable to start doing internships with law firms during the free time such as summer vacations. It is preferable to assist in litigation domain to grab early experience.
  • After finishing your Juris degree of law, apply with the Bar association. This gives you the authority to practice litigation law in the state you have registered in.

Litigation legal field is vast and scattered over numerous domains and to begin a career as a litigation lawyer, one has to have expertise in the specific field along with good negotiation and persuasive skills. Excellent communication skills are a must to boost your confidence during court room trials.