Resume help! How to gear towards law schools not employers??

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Gotti
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Resume help! How to gear towards law schools not employers??

Postby Gotti » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:39 am

Hi guys, I need help making my resume geared more towards law school and not read so much like a business resume. Obviously not formatted properly here but it's 1 page on word. I've omitted personal stuff for obvious reasons lol


Professional Experience
XXXX Company – Irvine, CA July 2008 - Present
Junior Buyer
• Use resources such as the internet and various catalogues to source and purchase materials requested by company
• Speak extensively with vendors for quotes and negotiate pricing
• Scrutinize legal terms and conditions in order to approve companies as legitimate vendors
• Assist other departments in projects as needed; often initiate projects and see them to completion
• Manage, scan, and file important confidential documents
• Worked 20-30 hours per week for 2008 – 2009 and 2009 – 2010 academic years and 30+ hours per week for summer; began to work full time in June 2010

YYYY Company – Irvine, CA June 2008 – September 2008
Customer Service Representative
• Placed hundreds of phone calls daily to customers to ensure satisfaction with company’s services
• Developed valuable interpersonal skills and telephone etiquette
• Processed account applications through company’s internal system

ZZZZ Company – San Jose, CA June 2007 – June 2008
Intern, Technical Website Development Team
• Worked independently on website development and maintenance; used creativity to design and implement ideas
• Interviewed customers for input on ease of website use; was in charge of documenting responses to present to team
• Constructed PowerPoint presentations with project updates to present at weekly team meetings; led team meetings
• Worked 40 hours per week June 2007 – June 2008 and 15-20 hours per week during 2007-2008 academic year

Education
University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA September 2006 – June 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Political Science; LSDAS GPA: 3.95

Honors & Distinctions
• Magna cum laude, University of California, Irvine June 2010
• Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Irvine May 2010
• Dean’s Honor List, University of California, Irvine January 2007 – June 2010

Activities
Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity – Irvine, CA September 2008 – June 2010
Pledged Member
• Assisted in organization of social events, potlucks, and retreats
• Participated in community service projects (soup kitchen, food bank, and park cleanup)
• Gained extensive knowledge about the legal field through esteemed guest speakers & workshops

XXXX, South Asian A Cappella Team – Irvine, CA September 2006 – Present
Team Co-Captain (elected)
• Arrange music with other captain and plan rehearsal schedule for competitions
• Create innovative strategies to advertise and market our team to gain more exposure
• Learn important leadership skills while managing a team of 15 individuals

Skills & Interests
• Basic to intermediate Spanish and Hindi skills, passion for singing and creating music, enthusiasm about travel
• Analytical thinker, problem solver, eager and quick learner, detail-oriented and hard-working perfectionist, avid reader
• Interested in helping the disadvantaged, eager to begin law school and a career in social justice



any help at ALL would be much appreciated!!

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Re: Resume help! How to gear towards law schools not employers??

Postby sknowl01 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:37 pm

Harvard has some sample resumes posted that may be of some help to you. Here is the link for the application components area:
http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/ ... urces.html

If you scroll down you will see resumes with three sample ones listed. This should be able to help you out.

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Re: Resume help! How to gear towards law schools not employers??

Postby ziggie » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:16 pm

I would put education first

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Re: Resume help! How to gear towards law schools not employers??

Postby Gotti » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:07 pm

ziggie wrote:I would put education first



Yeah that's how I had it then on TLS it was like if you're out of school put work first. I graduated in June and I'm applying now. But yeah I'll do that thanks.

Anything else? Those sampled seemed similar to mine I'm terms of format/content




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