sublime wrote:JohnDewey1 wrote:Would putting video games or a specific genre of video games on your interests section be okay? Would that answer change if I worked for a video game developer?
I avoided videogames. Probably would. Software development is a lot better than, I like to play CoD
Agreed. I would never put video games. The chance that your resume finds someone who thinks video games are childish (even though that is a ridiculous, boomer-ish belief) is just way too high to risk it. I'd say this even if the law firm you're applying to has a decent number of clients in the video game industry (e.g. SV firms). You're better off finding an opportune time to bring it up in select interviews if something in that interview hints that your interviewer likes video games.
While I personally know people who have had it and it has helped them hit off some conversations with interviewers, I think the risk is far greater than the potential reward. And for people who say "well I wouldn't want to work at a place like that anyway," you need to realize that law firms are not homogeneous. Even if it would be okay with 99% of your interviewers and pretty much everyone you might work with at that firm if you were to get hired there, I still believe the risk that it ends up in front of some old partner who you'd never interact with anyways who sees it as a reason to shoot you down is too high to justify having it on there.