The fourth time’s the charm

Law firms surveyed on average make job offer after four interviews
By Shannon Klie
||Last Updated: 11/02/2005

Potential employees and hiring personnel in the legal field now have a second, third and fourth chance to make a good first impression. According to a recent survey, lawyers often interview candidates an average of four times before extending an offer of employment.

The survey, developed by legal staffing service Robert Half Legal, included responses from 200 lawyers among the 1,000 largest law firms and corporations in Canada and the United States.

“Definitely four interviews is what we’re seeing in usually every situation,” saidRob Hosking, regional vice-president at Robert Half Legal, who added that trend holds true right across the country.