Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

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bobbypin
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Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby bobbypin » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:57 pm

I have a typical job-hunting resume. What should I add or subtract when adding it to my law school apps?

I went to the career center of my university. The advisor suggested I add a section of relevant coursework (classes that are law related). What do you think?

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:29 pm

I think that's a bad idea.

It is completely fine to have the same resume for job applications and LS applications.

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:32 pm

bobbypin wrote:I went to the career center of my university. The advisor suggested I add a section of relevant coursework (classes that are law related). What do you think?

Nah because no one cares

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby bp shinners » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:21 am

Move your ECs above work experience. Remove any skills section (law schools don't care that you know how to use PowerPoint). Remove any 'Objective' section (which is always BS anyway). Put more info about your academics honors/awards, if you removed any in favor of info about your work experience.

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby StylinNProfilin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:12 pm

I noticied that some people for OCI had an interests section on their resume. I've never had an interests section on my job resume, but is this something that would be of benefit for a LS app resume?

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby dingbat » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:57 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:I noticied that some people for OCI had an interests section on their resume. I've never had an interests section on my job resume, but is this something that would be of benefit for a LS app resume?
Nobody gives a flying fuck about your interests. It's what you put on a resume when you don't have enough meat to fill the page. It should be the first thing you jettison when you run out of real estate.

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby sinfiery » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:44 pm

I plan to put a few hobbies into my resume because I have nothing else.

I have my education, my part time jobs, and my volunteering. That's it. I'll add on my second language, and typing speed, and a few of my hobbies.

It's all I got and I think it will give them a slightly more appropriate perception of who I am winch is better than blank space.

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:50 am

dingbat wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:I noticied that some people for OCI had an interests section on their resume. I've never had an interests section on my job resume, but is this something that would be of benefit for a LS app resume?
Nobody gives a flying fuck about your interests. It's what you put on a resume when you don't have enough meat to fill the page. It should be the first thing you jettison when you run out of real estate.

Good advice, 1L.

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby Pumpkin_Pie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:22 am

bp shinners wrote:Move your ECs above work experience. Remove any skills section (law schools don't care that you know how to use PowerPoint). Remove any 'Objective' section (which is always BS anyway). Put more info about your academics honors/awards, if you removed any in favor of info about your work experience.


This. Also, if you had to write a senior thesis/dissertation, add it. That's the only relevant coursework the ad comm is interested in.

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Re: Differences btwn job hunting resume & LS app resume?

Postby cinephile » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:50 pm

dingbat wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:I noticied that some people for OCI had an interests section on their resume. I've never had an interests section on my job resume, but is this something that would be of benefit for a LS app resume?
Nobody gives a flying fuck about your interests. It's what you put on a resume when you don't have enough meat to fill the page. It should be the first thing you jettison when you run out of real estate.


It's essential for legal jobs. Your CSO will tell you that.

For law school, it's not necessary.




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