Regardless of your qualifications, however, hard skills alone are never sufficient to get you a job. An interview is rarely about your technical skills and experience, but rather about something else entirely: your “soft skills.” Soft skills have to do with your personality and will be very much on an interviewer’s mind:

Seven Soft Skills That Have Nothing to Do with Your Stats as an Attorney


  • Can you communicate well with others?
  • Are you creative?
  • Can you adapt tdifferent environments?
  • Will you work well with a difficult supervisor?
  • Will you dmore than is expected of you?
  • Can you work in a team?
  • Are you willing tlearn?

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