Orrick is one of the 50 largest corporate law firms in the world and a leader globally in providing legal and commercial advice to three sectors: tech, energy & infrastructure and finance.
How to Get Hired
We asked Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We value E.Q. as much as I.Q., so candidates with strong interpersonal skills, who have shown they have grit, tenacity and drive, and who thrive in team settings, are a fit for Orrick.
1. Grit – determination, perseverance, tenacity, strength of character
2. E.Q. – emotional intelligence, social skills, ability to build interpersonal relationships
3. Teamplay – ability to work well with others, affinity for collaboration
Individuals who possess these traits may demonstrate them in a variety of different ways – which is exactly what we want. We seek candidates who inspire us with their diverse backgrounds and interests, and who bring interesting life experiences and perspectives to our firm.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Be memorable—in a good way. Though the interview process might feel super stressful and competitive, try to find a way to be comfortable in the midst of the madness. Be yourself and own your story. Show yourself to be smart, dynamic and interested in the person or firm you’re talking with. Answer questions directly, tell a story that demonstrates a little grit and resilience, and don’t be afraid to drop in a bit of humor. Ask questions that reflect your genuine curiosity about the person you are talking with or the law firm. Leave them with a sense of what inspires you – in life, in school, at work - and you’ll be sure to make a good impression.
Inspire us. Bring your “whole self” to the interview. Show us that you’re the type of person who makes everyone around you better.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are growing and have identified legal hiring priorities in areas that support our focus on Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We invite interested candidates to visit the careers section of our website to view openings, or to reach out directly to any of the hiring contacts listed there. You can also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about our firm, our people and our practices.