Q: How can you discuss your background effectively at an interview without coming across as boastful?
A: It always helps to be humble and human while you advocate as to your accomplishments. For example: “It really means a lot to me that I had the chance to argue in the appellate court and to see my work for the client pay off in a victory. It was also fun to make new law on a cutting edge issue” -OR- “I’m really proud that both the firms in which I’ve worked have given me great evaluations…and I’m pleased to have been able to put such a strong foundation under my career.”
Your question is a good one, because it’s important to find the line, when interviewing, between underwhelming the interviewer and seeming self-absorbed. Set your intentions firmly in your mind as you enter the interview room; that hopefully will keep you focused and grounded, and help you get the offer.