business guy here... do i need to change up my resume?

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hellojd
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business guy here... do i need to change up my resume?

Postby hellojd » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:31 am

Title should say it pretty much. I have a typical business resume, and it looks good by business world standards.

Am I supposed to change it up somewhat for law school? Keeping in mind i'm only 1 full year out of undergrad, so i still have education given priority as the top section, followed by WE, then campus leadership, then misc.

It's only 1 page, but I've fit a lot of significant stuff on there - I guess I'm stubborn but I like the one page format.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: business guy here... do i need to change up my resume?

Postby Veyron » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:32 am

hellojd wrote:Title should say it pretty much. I have a typical business resume, and it looks good by business world standards.

Am I supposed to change it up somewhat for law school? Keeping in mind i'm only 1 full year out of undergrad, so i still have education given priority as the top section, followed by WE, then campus leadership, then misc.

It's only 1 page, but I've fit a lot of significant stuff on there - I guess I'm stubborn but I like the one page format.

Thanks in advance!


Yah, there is a legal format. Career services will tell you all about it.

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Re: business guy here... do i need to change up my resume?

Postby turkeysub » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:32 pm

Are you talking about for applying to law school or once you're in law school applying for jobs?

If its just for applying to law school, then your resume is fine, adcomms don't really care about what format its in as long as its consistent and not obnoxious.

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Re: business guy here... do i need to change up my resume?

Postby ahduth » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:50 pm

hellojd wrote:Keeping in mind i'm only 1 full year out of undergrad


I really wouldn't worry about it, as long as it's not crazy long-winded, one year of WE shouldn't cover too much real estate. As long as it's legible, I imagine it's fine.

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Re: business guy here... do i need to change up my resume?

Postby hellojd » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:57 pm

turkeysub wrote:Are you talking about for applying to law school or once you're in law school applying for jobs?

If its just for applying to law school, then your resume is fine, adcomms don't really care about what format its in as long as its consistent and not obnoxious.


sorry should've been clearer... am an applicant to law school, not currently in school.

Ok, just wanted to make sure, I read something on this site (one of the articles) that made me think that a business resume and one for applying to law school were significantly different.

Thanks all!




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