In The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job, Erika Finn and Jessica Olmon give an excellent overview of the law firm interviewing process, which can be invaluable information particularly for law students who don’t have a parent, relative, or close friend who is an attorney, but also for those would could simply use more tips and pointers.
They cover every aspect of interviewing you can imagine, but before you get to that, there’s an excellent chapter about whether big law firm life is for you. The book then goes through the entire interview process, including what the firm expects in interviewees, your job search, on-campus interviewing (OCI), beyond OCI, networking, re-applying as a 3L, how to decide which offer to accept, and much more.
There are even style tips for both your personal appearance and your resume and cover letter (including samples).
I give this book five stars and highly recommend it to anyone embarking on the search for a big law firm job. Even if you understand the basic workings of the OCI system, this book offers a valuable peek into the minds of recruiters and interviewers and tells you exactly what you need to do to make yourself stand out and snag that job.