RE: BIG DAY 2mo...INTERVIEW
You need a middle ground mate. Professionalism with a mix of your own personality! People who dedicate too much to one or the other rarely get the jobs! I usually make it clear that im dedicated, self driven, capable but also have a sense of humour and dont take everything in life seriously. Its worked everytime so far. No employer wants a stick in the mud, or somebody who takes themselves too seriously (many solicitor firm partners i speak to say this is why they do not like to recruit from Cambridge or Oxford graduates!), but neither do they want somebody who is clearly too laid back.
Its a tough middle ground to display in an interview, but as far as my experience goes, its quite effective if you can manage it.
" Do not tell me to play the hand i've been dealt. To hell with the cards and damn the dealer! Any man can achieve anything if he works hard enough, and thats the truth of it. Go at it with all that you are, and it is within your reach"