cron1834 wrote:My GF reviews resumes for a Legal Aid office in my state. She told me that 1 page chock-full of good stuff is better than the same amount of info inflated over 2 pages. Honestly, consider your reader and make a judgment call as to how much you're putting down and how much space you really need.
The problem is though that some people have enough stuff that you don't have to inflate without getting to two pages.
A lot of people do waste space though and have huge margins or giant spaces and could easily get to two pages without eliminating content.
Yeah, obviously this is context specific. In my case I have a lot of academic and WE stuff going on prior to law school that I might not put down by the time I graduate - it won't be relevant when I apply to be an attorney, or at least questionably so.
If your shit is all relevant, and you aren't running 2-inch margins, then two pages is legit. I just think there are a lot of people who put down every volunteer gig they ever had, even if it has JACK to do with what you're asking for. BlueLotus
- I think most people will tell you that 10 is the absolute min. I reviewed resumes in the private sector, and anything smaller is terrible. Some will tell you not to do 10, but that was fine with me. GF agrees. We're only two data points, though, so ask around.
Also, she says that a supervising atty or clinical supervisor is worth lots more than a book-and-classroom prof, unless the prof is world-renowned or something. This is probably old-news to everyone here. She got her job almost exclusively through a recommendation from her clinical supervisor, who also had an alumni connection with the boss. Of course, knowing Spanish and going to a great school are also key. Not knowing another language is why I'm forgetting about PI for myself!