Labeling PS and Resume Documents

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
spets
Posts: 135
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:44 pm

Labeling PS and Resume Documents

Postby spets » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:48 pm

I tried to do a search for this question but wasn't able to come up with anything.

If a school doesn't specify any particular directions regarding the PS and Resume Word Docs, what should I label the actual documents? Would "John Doe - Personal Statement" suffice? Thanks.

quetzal_bird
Posts: 206
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:45 am

Re: Labeling PS and Resume Documents

Postby quetzal_bird » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:58 pm

It should be pretty apparent what your resume is, and it should have your name at the top. I included my LSAC # on my address line. For my personal statement, to maximize space, I put a header at the top of the page that had "Personal Statement" on one side and my LSAC # on the other

spets
Posts: 135
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:44 pm

Re: Labeling PS and Resume Documents

Postby spets » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:01 pm

quetzal_bird wrote:It should be pretty apparent what your resume is, and it should have your name at the top. I included my LSAC # on my address line. For my personal statement, to maximize space, I put a header at the top of the page that had "Personal Statement" on one side and my LSAC # on the other


Sorry, I probably wasn't clear but I'm actually wondering about the name of the Word Doc itself.

User avatar
kitmitzi
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:22 pm

Re: Labeling PS and Resume Documents

Postby kitmitzi » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:14 pm

spets wrote:
quetzal_bird wrote:It should be pretty apparent what your resume is, and it should have your name at the top. I included my LSAC # on my address line. For my personal statement, to maximize space, I put a header at the top of the page that had "Personal Statement" on one side and my LSAC # on the other


Sorry, I probably wasn't clear but I'm actually wondering about the name of the Word Doc itself.


I labeled my personal statement "Personal Statement" and resume "Resume". Not sure if it makes a difference though because the application is sent as a compiled PDF (at least it is in preview) so I'm not sure they even ever see the title of documents.

User avatar
gtjackets530
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:28 pm

Re: Labeling PS and Resume Documents

Postby gtjackets530 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:15 pm

I just made mine "firstname lastname Personal Statement", etc. But yeah it doesn't really matter.

quetzal_bird
Posts: 206
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:45 am

Re: Labeling PS and Resume Documents

Postby quetzal_bird » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:31 pm

They don't see it. Just make sure you don't get any school specific documents confused when you label them and you will be fine




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Milksteak, S_annora, Yahoo [Bot] and 11 guests