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Personal Bankruptcy in Interview

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:25 pm
by Anonymous User
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?

Re: Personal Bankruptcy in Interview

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:30 pm
by bilbobaggins
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.

Re: Personal Bankruptcy in Interview

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:41 pm
by omg clay aiken !
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.

Re: Personal Bankruptcy in Interview

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:09 pm
by DrGuano
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