Welcome to With Less - a weekly newsletter dedicated to helping legal creatively do more with less.
I have a jam packed issue of tips, guides, insights, news, and other goodies for you this week. So, look out below! Please do me a favour and let me know if you think this issues has too many links
Before I get to curated roundup of links, though, I want to talk about asking questions in job interviews.
With the great resignation, a hot legal services jobs market, and a looming recession, things are sizzling on the job seeking/changing front for our profession. So, it’s not too far afield for me to bring up job hunting in With Less.
Recently, I came across this Twitter thread with a list of great non-standard interview questions to help candidates strategically evaluate a potential job, team, and employer.
The thread sparked my thought/tip for this week: Reframe the job interview from the potential employer evaluating you to you evaluating them.
Here are three questions from the list which stood out to me:
- What’s one of the hardest decisions you had to make as a team this last year? - The answers can reveal a lot about what you may be signing up for. This question offers a glimpse into the organization’s biggest recent challenges and will help you decide whether those challenges are appealing.
- How (and how often) do you gather feedback from your teams and employees, and what's an example of something you changed this year based on that feedback? - The answers to these questions should go a long way to revealing: 1) how receptive leadership is to ideas, feedback, and your advice, and 2) whether leadership is open enough to act on it.
- What's the most fun experience you've had with your team or colleagues this year? - This question is a good reminder to suss out the team or organization’s culture and feel.
Give the full thread a look for other nuggets of creative interview questions.
Have great week! Oh, if you’re in the job interview process, best of luck!