Resume -- Quick Question

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mck89
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Resume -- Quick Question

Postby mck89 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:08 pm

I graduate in May 2012, and I am about to send in all my law school applications. I was offered a Mechanical Engineering job when I graduate for $72k/year, but turned it down for law school. Should I include this in my resume? If so, how should I include it?

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kalvano
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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:17 pm

Don't include it, and for the love of God why aren't you taking it?

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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby Philosopher King » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:21 pm

kalvano wrote:Don't include it, and for the love of God why aren't you taking it?


+1

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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby sach1282 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:43 pm

kalvano wrote:Don't include it, and for the love of God why aren't you taking it?


+2

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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby BiglawOrBust » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:21 pm

sach1282 wrote:
kalvano wrote:Don't include it, and for the love of God why aren't you taking it?


+2


+3

Damn, OP. Damn....

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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby mck89 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:44 pm

Haha thanks for the input. I didn't take it because, from internship experience, real life engineering jobs don't do it for me. I found it hard to stay interested in the jobs and the people for more than a week, so I couldn't imagine making a career out of it. I had some legal experience, and found it much more intriguing. Hopefully it was the right decision :|

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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby Philosopher King » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:49 pm

mck89 wrote:Haha thanks for the input. I didn't take it because, from internship experience, real life engineering jobs don't do it for me. I found it hard to stay interested in the jobs and the people for more than a week, so I couldn't imagine making a career out of it. I had some legal experience, and found it much more intriguing. Hopefully it was the right decision :|


I see. That makes sense. Good luck!

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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby JoeMo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:52 pm

mck89 wrote:Haha thanks for the input. I didn't take it because, from internship experience, real life engineering jobs don't do it for me. I found it hard to stay interested in the jobs and the people for more than a week, so I couldn't imagine making a career out of it. I had some legal experience, and found it much more intriguing. Hopefully it was the right decision :|


Definitely not on your resume but you could find a way to spin this in your PS if you choose to speak about how passionate you are about your decision to pursue law school. So passionate that you decided to turn down that job.

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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:14 pm

mck89 wrote:Haha thanks for the input. I didn't take it because, from internship experience, real life engineering jobs don't do it for me. I found it hard to stay interested in the jobs and the people for more than a week, so I couldn't imagine making a career out of it. I had some legal experience, and found it much more intriguing. Hopefully it was the right decision :|


Are you planning on working in IP?

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Re: Resume -- Quick Question

Postby landla » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:42 pm

JoeMo wrote:
mck89 wrote:Haha thanks for the input. I didn't take it because, from internship experience, real life engineering jobs don't do it for me. I found it hard to stay interested in the jobs and the people for more than a week, so I couldn't imagine making a career out of it. I had some legal experience, and found it much more intriguing. Hopefully it was the right decision :|


Definitely not on your resume but you could find a way to spin this in your PS if you choose to speak about how passionate you are about your decision to pursue law school. So passionate that you decided to turn down that job.


Definitely do this in your PS or Why X if you can. (and not on the resume)




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