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Personal Bankruptcy in Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:25 pm

So I have an interview with a legal aid type non-profit that does a lot of work in bankruptcy for people who can't afford attorneys. My family went through bankruptcy when I was younger and I thought about bringing that up in the interview (knowing how hard it is etc.). But is this one of those things that you just don't bring up?

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Re: Personal Bankruptcy in Interview

Postby bilbobaggins » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:30 pm

It is fairly likely they'll ask you about why you're interested in the work and I would think that would be the only appropriate time to bring it up. I would try to link your family's issue to the issues of people filing for bankruptcy in general.

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Re: Personal Bankruptcy in Interview

Postby omg clay aiken ! » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:41 pm

bilbobaggins wrote:It is fairly likely they'll ask you about why you're interested in the work and I would think that would be the only appropriate time to bring it up. I would try to link your family's issue to the issues of people filing for bankruptcy in general.


This. Your experiences can be persuasive tools for demonstrating why you're truly interested a certain field.

For example, I heard about a guy who got into Michigan law with relatively low GPA/LSAT because he wrote an essay about wanting to represent indigent criminal defendants. His reason was pretty compelling: his dad was put to death by the state of texas 15 years prior.

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Re: Personal Bankruptcy in Interview

Postby DrGuano » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:09 pm

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