Updating resume -- should I, and how?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
seahawk32
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:19 pm

Updating resume -- should I, and how?

Postby seahawk32 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:33 pm

If so, how should I do it? Sending an entirely new resume seems cumbersome and I sense that adcoms may overlook the addition unless I drew their attention to it through formatting. Other options?

Finally, should I send the update only to schools I haven't heard from, or should I also send the update to schools where I've been accepted (increased scholly leverage, etc.)?
Last edited by seahawk32 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:51 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
gaud
Posts: 5790
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 am

Re: Updating resume -- should I, and how?

Postby gaud » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:36 pm

When I landed a new gig (managing a non-profit) I sent it to the admissions offices via email and it was recieved well by every school. I didn't tell them about the new job in the email, just attached my updated resume.

Send it to all of them, what's to lose?

User avatar
seahawk32
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:19 pm

Re: Updating resume -- should I, and how?

Postby seahawk32 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:40 pm

gaud wrote:When I landed a new gig (managing a non-profit) I sent it to the admissions offices via email and it was recieved well by every school. I didn't tell them about the new job in the email, just attached my updated resume.

Send it to all of them, what's to lose?



There's really nothing to lose, but do I stand to gain anything? Your soft is imo more impressive.

User avatar
gaud
Posts: 5790
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 am

Re: Updating resume -- should I, and how?

Postby gaud » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:59 pm

seahawk32 wrote:
gaud wrote:When I landed a new gig (managing a non-profit) I sent it to the admissions offices via email and it was recieved well by every school. I didn't tell them about the new job in the email, just attached my updated resume.

Send it to all of them, what's to lose?



There's really nothing to lose, but do I stand to gain anything? Your soft is imo more impressive.



I think you certainly do stand to gain if you're borderline. How do you know that they aren't sitting there, comparing you with another applicant who has one additional soft than you, saying "If only seahawk32 had something else, we would accept them." C'mon man, just send it lol.

User avatar
seahawk32
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:19 pm

Re: Updating resume -- should I, and how?

Postby seahawk32 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:44 am

Sounds good

lawhaus
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:08 pm

Re: Updating resume -- should I, and how?

Postby lawhaus » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:30 pm

Did you mail in a hard copy?
I read on some law school's admission FAQ page that they do not download attachments from e-mails. True?

User avatar
gaud
Posts: 5790
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 am

Re: Updating resume -- should I, and how?

Postby gaud » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:36 pm

lawhaus wrote:Did you mail in a hard copy?
I read on some law school's admission FAQ page that they do not download attachments from e-mails. True?



That may be true for some schools, but I know for certain that other schools do. (Cornell, for one lol)




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests