Informal/self-employed work on a resume

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Informal/self-employed work on a resume

Postby eflint1 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:00 pm

I am applying to transfer law schools, and in updating my resume, I wanted to include informal work I have been engaged in every summer for the past few years. In addition to my more "professional" employment, I have worked part-time as a mechanic. I repaired cars for owners and sold cars that I had bought and repaired. It was relatively lucrative and supplemented my part time jobs in real estate and IT over the summers. Would it be appropriate to include this as work experience, and if so, how do I go about listing it in the most professional way possible. Thanks

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Re: Informal/self-employed work on a resume

Postby Cupidity » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:20 pm

Not unless you are scraping bottom. Since you are transferring law schools, hopefully you have some legal experience, and if not, just list the job you plan on having this summer.

No school cares you were a mechanic when transferring.

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