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Postby jychun412 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:18 am

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby criminaltheory » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:27 am

I'd ditch the MS suite skills and move the Korean skills to the top of the page, right below honors

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby lovelyspotlight » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:18 pm

One quick thing -- I noticed almost all your verbs are some form of "assist" or "learn." You'll need to change that. I learned once in some resume-writing workshop you really should try not to use the same word twice, even.

Consider some of the action verbs from here: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:41 pm

Too many headings, consolidate all the work experience under one heading, dont divide it into relevant, research, additional exp like you have it now

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby JetsFan1990 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:44 pm

thederangedwang wrote:Too many headings, consolidate all the work experience under one heading, dont divide it into relevant, research, additional exp like you have it now


This. And definitely get rid of the microsoft suite stuff. All of that is expected.

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby JetsFan1990 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:56 pm

Also, I'm curious if you need to list the specific semesters of Undergrad Dean's list. On my resume, I simply put "Dean's list" under the honors and awards subsection. Is this sufficient?

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby jychun412 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:29 pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone :)

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby bbsg » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:47 pm

I don't think there are too many headings. And it might be my international relations background but I'd definitely move Korean skills up to nearly the very top.

I always tell everyone to shy away from "Relevant Experience" as a possible heading though. It makes it seem like the other experiences aren't relevant. In which case, why would you include them? I've been on some fairly senior interview committees (not admissions committees, mind you) for "real" careers and I've never seen a successful candidate use "Relevant Experience" as a heading.

If what you mean is "Legal Experience," and you're thinking Legal = Relevant, then just say "Legal Experience."

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:51 pm

bbsg wrote:I don't think there are too many headings. And it might be my international relations background but I'd definitely move Korean skills up to nearly the very top.

I always tell everyone to shy away from "Relevant Experience" as a possible heading though. It makes it seem like the other experiences aren't relevant. In which case, why would you include them? I've been on some fairly senior interview committees (not admissions committees, mind you) for "real" careers and I've never seen a successful candidate use "Relevant Experience" as a heading.

If what you mean is "Legal Experience," and you're thinking Legal = Relevant, then just say "Legal Experience."

uh..no.

Nobody cares you're bilingual..youre applying to law school, not the state dept foreign service office..besides most applicants are probably bilingual in some way and korean isnt an "exotic" language that the ad comm might be impressed with/interested in.

In regards to the headings, I think its bad advice. 3 headings for things related to experience is 2 too many. 1 experience section, thats it.

Agree with relevant exp though

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby jychun412 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:58 pm

Okay. I think 1 heading for all the experiences would be fine then.
Thanks!

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby jychun412 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:53 pm

Does anyone have any idea about my other question? --> I worked at a law center during fall and spring semesters for about 3 years. Is it okay to just put the first start month/year and the last end month/year without mentioning that I only worked during the months I had school? If I have to mention it, how do you suggest I do it?

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby Ozymandias » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:36 pm

jychun412 wrote:Does anyone have any idea about my other question? --> I worked at a law center during fall and spring semesters for about 3 years. Is it okay to just put the first start month/year and the last end month/year without mentioning that I only worked during the months I had school? If I have to mention it, how do you suggest I do it?

Yes that's fine.

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Re: Resume Critique

Postby rglifberg » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:07 am

bbsg wrote:
most applicants are probably bilingual in some way



probably not.




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