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nike238
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resume help

Postby nike238 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:18 am

I am trying to cut down my resume and make it more concise. I was wondering if I should put the different clubs I was in during Undergrad or is this information not necessary?

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SullaFelix
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Re: resume help

Postby SullaFelix » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:26 am

nike238 wrote:I am trying to cut down my resume and make it more concise. I was wondering if I should put the different clubs I was in during Undergrad or is this information not necessary?


Unless you had a significant administrative position (that involved real work), no.

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El_Gallo
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Re: resume help

Postby El_Gallo » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:43 am

I remember somebody posted a response to a similar question not too long ago that I really liked.

Determine how long you want your resume to be. After that, just cut out things from least important to most important until you have reached your desired length. If clubs are your least important thing, take them out. If you have "5th grade crossing guard" on there, you might decided to take that one out.

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Re: resume help

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:46 am

From an extremely succesful professional recruiter for high end jobs (directors, managers, CEO's, etc)

"Your resume you send to companies should be no more than two pages, and no less than a page and a half."

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Re: resume help

Postby Bosque » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:51 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:From an extremely succesful professional recruiter for high end jobs (directors, managers, CEO's, etc)

"Your resume you send to companies should be no more than two pages, and no less than a page and a half."


Yes, but that is for those high end jobs, when you should already have tons of relelvant experience. You should not be following that advice. As a law student, your resume should NEVER be more than a page, at least not until you graduate. You have not done anything so interesting that it warrants a second page, I guarantee you. If you do send two pages, most likely the second page will never be read, and you might just end up annoying the person reading your application. Firms look over a LOT of applicants. They don't have time to flip to a second page.

There are of course exceptions to the rule (i.e., if you are trying to get a job in patent prosecution with a phd and 10 years of work experience). If you are one of these exepctions, you will know. If you are not sure, keep it under a page.




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