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Should Your Attorney Resume Be Chronological or Functional?
The purpose of an attorney resume is to land an interview. Do the storytelling later. The resume is strictly for telling recruiters and employers about your work experience, skills, and education and, more importantly, how it will benefit them. Before you start drafting your resume, it is equally important to decide which format you will use. There are only three options available to you: chronological, functional, or a hybrid of both. All three are challenging to draft, but it's a decision that will make or break your initial image as a possible interviewee.
Are Your Personal Interests in the Best Interest of Your Attorney Resume?
Professional resume writers are in disagreement regarding whether or not a resume should include a Personal Interests- or
On Marketing Your Attorney Resume
You don't need an expert to convince you that 95% of resumes get skimmed and tossed aside. If you've looked for work long enough, you know it must be true. Since there will always be more applicants than jobs and the trend of rapid career shifting and changing is here to stay, it is not enough to simply send your resume with hopes that it will be read with a sprinkle of attention. You have to send a resume that will stop time. If your resume goes to an employer with a tall stack of conventional resumes in the morning, the only way to get that employer to give your resume the attention it deserves is to make it outstanding. In short, the way to attract an employer's attention to your resume is not to submit a list of what you have done, but a testament to who you are and what you can do. Sure, there are plenty of humorous resume stories about individuals who laminated their resume to a piece of wood or made their resume out of construction paper complete with skill-listings like
Enhance Your Attorney Resume with Strategic Keywords
Optimizing the words on your legal resume is critical if you intend to apply for work online. Even small firms and companies are using scanning technology and searching the Web for resumes when in need to fill a position. These days, it is essential that you consider tailoring your resume to meet the functions of Web search engines such as Google, because employers and recruiters are more often than not using the Web to find worthy candidates via their online resumes. Some employers are attracted to the no-cost nature of searching the Web as opposed to paying job sites like And sometimes it's more effective for them to search on their own other than posting an ad somewhere and have to sift through scores of submissions. Now that scanning software can recognize text in bold, italics, and various fonts in resumes, you don't have to worry about altering the appearance of your already well-polished submission.
Why Your Legal Resume Doesn't Need an Objective
Some experts believe that attorneys should have an objective statement on their resume. They see the objective as a nice, friendly opener to let the employer or recruiter know immediately what your legal focus is. Particularly, they believe that an objective section at the top of your resume right under your name and contact information will clarify things if you have an assortment of different types of legal experience or general careers, or if you are looking to transition into a practice in which you have no experience.
Where to Place Your Law School in Your Resume
If you are in law school, just graduated, or have been out of law school for less than three years, your legal education information should be at the top. After three years, it needs to go on the bottom. And the longer you are out of law school, the shorter your legal education section should become. If for some reason in the three plus years you have been out of law school, you have not accumulated a lot of real legal experience to outshine your educational background, you may consider keeping your education section at the top for a couple more years; but it would be more prudent, of course, to consider garnering more legal experience to strengthen the overall effect of your resume. After you've been out of law school for ten years, no one is going to care about what you did in college.
The Dos and Don'ts of Tightening and Toning Your Resume
There were two inspirations for this week's resume article. One was Britney Spears's less-than-stone-toned body in her awkward and sloppy comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) show, and the other was an atrocious resume that arrived in my email inbox last week. Both brought horror to my face, but more importantly, both needed a lot of ''tightening up.'' Read on for some tips that could have saved them both.
How to Secure a Job Interview Faster Than Everyone Else
These days, blindly sending out a superb resume and cover letter to 100 law firms simply isn't enough to get noticed. Most ''with it'' attorneys can compose a ''presentable'' resume and cover letter. And while, yes, some are better than others for various reasons, there is only one other thing that can get you in the door quicker than a brilliant cover letter and resume. It's a personal connection—a good one. Next to a clean, paper presentation of yourself, you are the most powerful mean to get yourself noticed in the mass of paper and emails.
The Top Three Mistakes Attorneys Make on Their Resumes
We all make mistakes, but as you know, resume mistakes are rarely forgivable. Read on to find out what the top three resume mistakes are—straight from the experienced resume writers at legal resume-writing service Attorney Resume.
Mending Job Interview Muck-Ups
It can happen to the best of us. MapQuest did you wrong. You forgot your portfolio. You gave the wrong impression. The list of mishaps that can take place on the day of a job interview goes on and on. But don't sweat it—the most important thing to do in these situations is to handle the flop with grace.
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