Anonymous User wrote: jaekeem wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Sorry for resurrecting this thread, but it's a good one, and I didn't see one from the last month+ on this topic.
I'm trying to think of what to put in my interests section for all types of legal employers including firms and judges (for clerkship apps).
These are some of my thoughts:
card games (e.g., Euchre)
hostels OR staying in hostels
Myers-Briggs personality typology
Thoughts on which if any of these might be good on a resume?
spicy food, linguistics, historical fiction
your interest is personal growth? lol. c'mon...that just comes across conceited
Personal growth is the opposite of conceited! I like books, podcasts, etc. relating to personal growth/happiness/success (e.g., The Happiness Advantage & Mindset). Nevertheless, I can leave it off.
A. Nony Mouse wrote:I'd put volunteering but with more specificity - like the local humane society, big brother/sister? Pick one or mabe two if you volunteer at a bunch of places. Also hostels sounds like a weird way to say traveling.
Hostels was definitely my attempt at being less generic than "travel."
thanks for the thoughts!
oh I see. I think you can put 'listening to podcasts' then, or something similar, and go more into detail if you get asked about it?
"personal growth" just struck me as odd because I think most people are, and should be, interested in their own personal growth
so, if I saw it on a resume, it would read to me as if someone had put "being a good person" as an interest.
of course you should strive to be a good person/grow as an individual! we all should!
listing it explicitly just seems like you're implying that most other people are not interested in their personal growths (as interests are a way to highlight non-law things that make you unique/interesting), and that just doesn't read well to me, but who knows, that's just my opinion. maybe I'm being cynical.