Annabelle is waiting in the lobby for an interview. She recently graduated from law school and is hoping to secure a position at this prestigious law firm.
Receptionist: Annabelle? Joyce will now see you in her office. The room number is 342.
Annabelle: Wonderful. Thank you!
Annabelle walks to the room and knocks on the door.
Joyce: Come in. Hi, Annabelle. I’m Joyce. Nice to meet you.
Annabelle shakes her hand.
Annabelle: Nice to meet you, too. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me.
Joyce: Jumping right into it- I see you graduated top of your class. Very impressive. What made you study law?
Annabelle: Well, I think my skill set pointed me in this direction. As an undergraduate student, I studied Literature which helped me fine-tune my analytic skills. I am also very hardworking and organized. Moreover, I am very passionate about justice and working with underrepresented groups in society to make sure they are given fair verdicts.
Joyce: Interesting. Would you classify yourself as a self-starter on projects, or do you prefer guidance?
Annabelle: I believe to get a job done correctly, both are needed. Naturally I am more keen on taking the lead and working independently, though I always ask for a second or third pair of eyes in case I have missed something.
Joyce: So, do you feel you often lack confidence in your decisions?
Annabelle: On the contrary. I always try to make decisions I feel confident in and use other’s advice as I see fit.
Joyce: Excellent. Well, your resume and transcripts are both very impressive. We’ll keep in touch about the position.
Joyce stands up and shakes Annabelle’s hand before leading Annabelle out the door.