Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

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Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby Ragged » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:56 pm

Submitted yesterday. I put WE first and education second. Now I hear everyone saying how education should be first. Otherwise the resume looks pretty good. You think that will hurt me? Should I call law schools and send in the fixed resume? Is that really a big deal or am I just paranoid?

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:00 am

Ragged wrote:Submitted yesterday. I put WE first and education second. Now I hear everyone saying how education should be first. Otherwise the resume looks pretty good. You think that will hurt me? Should I call law schools and send in the fixed resume? Is that really a big deal or am I just paranoid?

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby hyper heart » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:01 am

Just paranoid. :)







That is, unless you're trying to get admitted. If so, you're fucked.

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby incompetentia » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:02 am

Oh shit where have you heard this before neither of us is going to be accepted anywhere

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby Ragged » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:04 am

You guys are so mean... 8)

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby hyper heart » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:07 am

Seriously, though, I'm sure it's fine. I'm not an admissions expert, but I cannot imagine someone getting docked for having an unconventionally-ordered resume. If it's still comprehensible, I'm sure you'll be OK.

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby JJDancer » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:51 pm

Stop the madness! This doesn't matter lol.

Anna Ivey says WE before Edu if out of UG.
I'm 1 year out of UG but my edu is more impressive than my WE so I put Edu first.

No worries!

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby canuck » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:08 pm

Auto-rejection :shock:

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby jonc4 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:14 pm

I've also heard work experience before education for people out of undergrad. I'm planning to do that.

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby czelede » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:16 pm

You'll be fine!

General convention is to put whatever you are in currently involved in first - so if you are out of UG, you did the right thing. If not, still not a big deal and they won't care.

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby s254w » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:53 pm

czelede wrote:You'll be fine!

General convention is to put whatever you are in currently involved in first - so if you are out of UG, you did the right thing. If not, still not a big deal and they won't care.


This. If you are working right now, it makes sense to put WE first.

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby Ragged » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:49 pm

Thanks guys. You've calmed my fears.

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby bdubs » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:05 pm

Based on the theory that undgraduate grades should matter less the longer you have been out of school, I also put my work experience first. My work experience also happens to be (IMO) more impressive than my undergraduate institution/performance. I would put them in the order of their relative importance to you and your application.

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Re: Paranoia setting in: resume flub.

Postby Fred_McGriff » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:39 pm

I've been out a bit and put WE before education. I've gotten into some schools already.




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