January 27, 2011

Effective resumes

LegalJob recently read this post on the Law Street Journal site concerning tips for strong resumes.  The author made a good point about paying strict attention to what the employer is requesting and focusing on the specific needs of the employer’s company. In other words, taylor your resume (and cover letter) to the specific job listing by highlighting the skill sets demanded.  If not possible then perhaps you […]
December 4, 2010

Tips for strong resumes

Recently, I have helped several young lawyers edit their resumes.  Overall, three points:  Keep the resume succinct and specific, show specialization where possible, and sell yourself.  More thoughts below: ▪ Keep the resume to one page.  If you have been practicing for less than 10 years you probably do not need a two page resume.  Be succinct and highlight the most recent school and work experience.  Leave […]