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northwood
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resume help

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:31 pm

For my objective part of the resume, i have : to gain admission into law school.

Is that all I need to write, or should i explain further?

thanks for your help and suggestions

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Re: resume help

Postby sarahh » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:33 pm

Delete it - you don't need an objective.

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Re: resume help

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:34 pm

sarahhope82 wrote:Delete it - you don't need an objective.


As far as I know that's right.

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Re: resume help

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:38 pm

To be honest, i wasnt totally set on having it there, as it seems pretty obvious to me that law schools know I want to go there, but I was just looking for some feeback. should i have a summary part on the resume, or delete this as well??

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Re: resume help

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:59 am

No objective, no summary. Start with Education.

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Re: resume help

Postby ziggie » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:04 am

Check out this link, they have sample resumes. If it's good enough for Harvard, it's probably good enough for most schools!

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Btw, no objective line!

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Re: resume help

Postby Ragged » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:09 am

r6_philly wrote:No objective, no summary. Start with Education.


You think it would be a big nimus if I started with Work Experience?

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Re: resume help

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:11 am

Ragged wrote:
r6_philly wrote:No objective, no summary. Start with Education.


You think it would be a big nimus if I started with Work Experience?


Not if your work experience is more impressive.

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Re: resume help

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:15 am

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:
Ragged wrote:
r6_philly wrote:No objective, no summary. Start with Education.


You think it would be a big nimus if I started with Work Experience?


Not if your work experience is more impressive.


It's a resume aimed at an academic institution, I would put the education first. I have 10+ years of experience and I listed education first. Although my education section is pretty impressive so ... I modeled my resume off my CV, which is always education first. I feel like anything I send to a graduate school should have education first.

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Re: resume help

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:24 am

r6_philly wrote:
The Real Jack McCoy wrote:
Ragged wrote:
r6_philly wrote:No objective, no summary. Start with Education.


You think it would be a big nimus if I started with Work Experience?


Not if your work experience is more impressive.


It's a resume aimed at an academic institution, I would put the education first. I have 10+ years of experience and I listed education first. Although my education section is pretty impressive so ... I modeled my resume off my CV, which is always education first. I feel like anything I send to a graduate school should have education first.


99% of law school applicants should probably put education first, but I can think of some scenarios where work experience might come first. E.g. less than stellar undergraduate degree and record, but non-traditional and sufficiently long and stellar career in something impressive. If your "story" is that your work experience is a better reason to think you'll do well in law school and your legal career, highlighting it in your resume makes sense (as long as you have the actual credentials).

But I admit I'm no resume expert.

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Re: resume help

Postby northwood » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:46 pm

to make it easier heres the part where im having difficulty
graduated ug in 2006, earned master degree in 2008.
have 11 years work experience as a manager in a landscaping business ( theme of personal statement)

was a teacher for year and a half


right now i have education, teaching exp then management, then a list of computer skills and teaching certifications

should i go edu
management
teaching exp
certifications

or edu
management
teaching exp
certifications>?


i have 3 resumes ( 2 with the certifications and computer skills the order listed above)

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Re: resume help

Postby ziggie » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:35 am

northwood wrote:to make it easier heres the part where im having difficulty
graduated ug in 2006, earned master degree in 2008.
have 11 years work experience as a manager in a landscaping business ( theme of personal statement)

was a teacher for year and a half


right now i have education, teaching exp then management, then a list of computer skills and teaching certifications

should i go edu
management
teaching exp
certifications

or edu
management
teaching exp
certifications>?


i have 3 resumes ( 2 with the certifications and computer skills the order listed above)


Since both of the options you listed are exactly the same, I think either will be fine :P

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Re: resume help

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:51 am

thanks: one more question

I was a manager at a company for 6 years, left and took a position at another company ( same title, but had to leave since first company was downsizing), for a year and a half, then was recruited back ( same responsibilities but offered more money, time off, etc). Do i put 2 lines for the work dates, or make it 2 seperate things?

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Re: resume help

Postby txadv11 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:52 am

ziggie wrote:
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Btw, no objective line!



+1

I know it is PURE preference, but I strongly suggest/like #2 or possibly #1.

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Re: resume help

Postby txadv11 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:57 am

northwood wrote:thanks: one more question

I was a manager at a company for 6 years, left and took a position at another company ( same title, but had to leave since first company was downsizing), for a year and a half, then was recruited back ( same responsibilities but offered more money, time off, etc). Do i put 2 lines for the work dates, or make it 2 seperate things?



It really depends on space IMHO.

Given the year and a half time frame, I'd probably do,
"Account Supervisor XYZ Accounting June 2004-May 2008, January 2010-Present "

"Account Supervisor ABC Accounting May 2008-January 2010 "

To me, this is clear that you didn't have a gap in WE.

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Re: resume help

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:58 am

thanks. thats what I was thinking, but I wanted to see see what the people out there thought.

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Re: resume help

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:59 am

unless other people want to use this thread, i think its safe to let this one slide into internet oblivion. Thanks for all of your help!




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