Anonymous User wrote:So I have an interview with a staffing agency today.. for a position that has nothing to do with the law. The resume I submitted does not include my JD, legal experiences, etc, because I didn't want to be overqualified. For anyone else who has dealt with this, do you tell the interviewer what you've been doing the past three years? Even if they specifically ask?
It feels weirdly deceptive, and I'm wondering if a staffing agency can discover all this with a background check anyway. Should I just disclose?
Sad that it's come to this.
It is sad that it's come to this. Sorry for your troubles, bro.
I wouldn't go out of your way to discuss it, especially if you left it off the rez. If you get asked a direct question about it, I suppose you could tell the truth.
Is the staffing agency trying to place you into a permanent position or a temp job? If it's temp, they probably won't care as much. If it's permanent, maybe they will. I suppose you could lie and say you had a baby three years ago, and as between you and your make believe SO, the two of you decided that you would be the one who stayed home.
I don't know what kind of background check would reveal you went to law school, unless they do a thorough check for like a security clearance or something. I assume you haven't been sworn in as an attorney yet, so any search of a state database for professional licenses shouldn't return anything, and the standard credit check type BG searches wouldn't reveal anything (other than your student loans maybe? Which I suppose would give it up).