The essential interview guide for General Counsel

If you are preparing for a General Counsel interview you will be thinking about how you can stand out from the crowd, really shine through and leave a lasing, positive impression.

You will need to demonstrate not only your understanding of the law but also your business acumen, communication and interpersonal skills as well as leadership capabilities.

We have put together some of the key questions you might be asked as part of a General Counsel interview as well as some of the key areas you might want to concentrate on in your answers.

For example, some of the common interview questions for General Counsel are:

  • What do you see as the most significant legal challenges or opportunities for our industry in the near future, and how would you address them?
  • How do you ensure that the legal department operates efficiently and cost-effectively while maintaining high-quality legal services?
  • What is your approach to managing a legal team, and can you share an example of a successful team leadership experience?

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the guide, or if we can help with resourcing into your legal team on a permanent or interim basis, please get in touch with your regional Taylor Root expert for more.