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Friday, February 16, 2007

Interview Answer 7

Legal Interview Question 7 (with answer) If you could take one celebrity to a desert island, who would it be and why?

This question is the light-hearted one that is occasionally thrown into interviews by larger firms to see what you say. It used to be said that the majority of candidates wanted to take Margaret Thatcher or Nelson Mandela with them, and the explanations used to send the partners to sleep.

Apart from suggesting you want to take Paul Daniels with you so that you could say "Now Thats Magic" and make him disappear without anyone knowing, I would advise giving a humorous answer to this question. Not over the top - eg "Kylie Minogue - so I could get to know her more intimately", but something fairly light-hearted. Whatever you do, don't start to waffle on about human rights lawyers - you really wouldnt want to take Michael Mansfield with you would you? Really?

Jonathan Fagan, MD of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment - no.1 online UK legal recruitment agency - save time, skip the legal job boards and let us do the work - register online at

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