The following is a list of questions you may typically face in an interview; make sure you have prepared thoughtful answers to these questions:
- Is the law your 2nd, 3rd, 4th (or more) career?
- How long did you work at your previous career?
- Did you go to law school because you were at a dead end in your career?
- Did you go to law school to change the focus of your work?
- Did you go to law school because you were in a troubled industry?
- Did you go to law school to “piggyback” on your last career (i.e. accountant, engineer, etc.)?
- Why did you go to law school?
- Do you expect to make more money, be given more responsibility, autonomy than in your previous position?
- Will you have difficulty in taking direction from someone that is younger than you?
All of these questions create an opportunity for you to present your personal history and demonstrate that you are the ideal candidate. This is your opportunity to impress the employer with your maturity, judgment and eagerness to enter a new field.