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Yellowtree
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Resume Template

Postby Yellowtree » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:53 pm

Does anyone have a good template I could see

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MumofCad
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Re: Resume Template

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:20 pm

Go to Harvard's website. They have in their resume section 3 successful examples. Use any and you will be fine.

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Re: Resume Template

Postby Yellowtree » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:07 pm

cool thanks

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Re: Resume Template

Postby smoneill88 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:26 pm

Quick question on the resume topic. What's your opinion on including a 'personal' section where you quickly list hobbies/interests? I see the positive side of giving schools insight into who you are and your activities, but also the negative of this not being very relevant to law school itself...

Thoughts?

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Hawkeye Pierce
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Re: Resume Template

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:41 pm

I think that's pretty standard. It's in the Harvard sample resumes as well as other samples.

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SisterRayVU
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Re: Resume Template

Postby SisterRayVU » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:03 pm

So no phone numbers for references even though this resume isn't for a 'job' so to speak?

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Re: Resume Template

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:13 pm

You can make up a separate page of references if you want (it's always a good thing to keep up-to-date and on hand anyway), but don't include it with your resume on apps.

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SisterRayVU
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Re: Resume Template

Postby SisterRayVU » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:25 pm

So pretty much just follow one of the Harvard templates? :P cool

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Re: Resume Template

Postby theadvancededit » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:25 am

smoneill88 wrote:Quick question on the resume topic. What's your opinion on including a 'personal' section where you quickly list hobbies/interests? I see the positive side of giving schools insight into who you are and your activities, but also the negative of this not being very relevant to law school itself...

Thoughts?


There are positives to including hobbies, of course, but to a fault. Make sure to prune your hobbies to include your more intellectual/athletic/artistic ones over uninspiring/insipid/off-color ones. Like, lanyard-making, celeb-gossip-reading, and drinking shouldn't be there. However, chess club, marathon running, and web design definitely should.

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Re: Resume Template

Postby MumofCad » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:52 am

smoneill88 wrote:Quick question on the resume topic. What's your opinion on including a 'personal' section where you quickly list hobbies/interests? I see the positive side of giving schools insight into who you are and your activities, but also the negative of this not being very relevant to law school itself...

Thoughts?


I used this section to put a few personal experiences that are revealing/unique but don't really fit well in the other categories or into my PS/app answers. I have three things and they are vastly different from one another, but all about me. One is about a famous foreign dissident and expert on a topic I wrote my UG thesis on who published it on his website (so not a publication per se, but pretty cool since he's been on house arrest for a decade, I was certainly honored), another is about an international sporting event I participated in with a foreign team where women are not typically allowed to participate publicly in sports and our participation was the result of heavy lobbying/activism, and the final one simply points out something personal about me that is easily missed in my PS (namely the fact that the things I talk about doing were done while having 2 small children).

So I guess I used it a little differently than the standard hobbies section, if that makes sense, more like a "fun facts" section. I don't know if that's common practice, but I like what it adds to the formality of the rest of the resume. I wouldn't put it on a job app of course.




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