I've been meaning to reach out to our practicing lawyer and recruiter readers. I am guessing you have some great ideas to contribute here. Folks, what have you seen this summer or during last year's interviews that candidates should know they should do differently? What really "saved" a candidate. HP has a lot of experience, but mine is only one person's and I would welcome your thoughts....and I bet our readers would as well.
Separate note: I sent an email to someone recently. I think the guy is out on vacation. Odd out of office message specifically indicating he is not checking messages and you may wish to call when he gets back because your message might get lost in all his emails that have come in while he was out. I thought this was an odd message. I mean I got the point, but if I were a client, I might think he was saying my matter wasn't particularly important and he's just so busy with other stuff he might forget about my matter. I just think there's ways to convey these types of messages in ways that make clients and others confident that their matters are or can be covered and that they are important. Even though clients know we have other clients, they also like to know that they are a top priority. A better way would be to say "I will be in an area with limited Internet access, but in my absence you can contact my colleagues xyz and abc, who have been briefed on outstanding matters and should be in a position to assist you [and will know how to reach me]. I've often found that most things do wait till after vacation or other absences, but putting a confident message out really helps.
Hope the week goes well.