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zemog

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advice for interview with pd or da's office
« on: March 02, 2005, 09:26:30 AM »
I have interviews lined up for public defender's, DA, and attorney general office.  Any advice?

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Re: advice for interview with pd or da's office
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2005, 11:31:12 AM »
i think those places are really interested in people who are passionate about doing that SPECIFIC work...so assure them that essentially, you are not just looking for a job...you really really really aspire to be a public defender, etc... and tell them WHY ....and maybe add in a little personal story (short) as to what drove you in that direction. Though grades are important, a lot of government jobs are more interested in passion and loyalty...unless you want to clerk for a judge...then you better be a GREAT writer.

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Re: advice for interview with pd or da's office
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2005, 12:01:43 PM »
Thanks Boxergirl. I have a feeling they are just going through the motions because I didn't get that great of grades for my first semester and I'm at a TTT.  I will definitely work on something specific as to why I want to pursue a career there.