chrisbru wrote:Bikeflip wrote:Sucks spleen.
Got dinged from 2 non lawl jerbs last week. Need to work on my "Why are you giving up on teh lawl" answer.
What was your undergrad major/any work experience? I always spun this question by saying something like "I left my job to pursue an advanced degree knowing that I wanted to go back into the business world. I decided on a JD over an MBA because I thought it would give me more versatility combined with my finance bachelor's degree. I spent the last two summers working at law firms to make sure I really didn't want to be an attorney, and after those experiences I can confidently say that I am set on re-entering the business world upon graduation."
Lib Arts. 1 yr of unrelated experience. Currently on a bullshit fellowship position to pad my schools employed at 9 mos stats, and resume screams pub interest work. One of the jobs was for a short term financial compliance position, like 6 months, so I played up my transaction courses and how their contract work could help me become a more well rounded person for something like a non-profit exec director. I phrased it that way b/c the question was something like "how would this position, along with your interest in social justice further, your career?" The answer would have been different if it was for a more permanent position, but my answer still reeked of bullshit. Esp since I fumbled with it and the interview ended like 30 seconds later.
I can better field the "why X when you do Y" question if the job is a legal position.