What to say about the blank period?

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stcait
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What to say about the blank period?

Postby stcait » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:26 am

Hi

I wonder, when I take off a year or two to study for LSAT, what should I write for the blank period in resume?
Would it (the blank period) give bad impression?

Thank you

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WhiteyCakes
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Re: What to say about the blank period?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:30 am

TCR is get a job during your year off and stop trying to convince yourself that you'll work 40 hours/week practicing for the LSAT

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Re: What to say about the blank period?

Postby banjo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:52 am

You don't need a year or two (!) to study for the LSAT. Definitely get a job and study on weeknights and weekends.

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Re: What to say about the blank period?

Postby cotiger » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:28 am

banjo wrote:You don't need a year or two (!) to study for the LSAT. Definitely get a job and study on weeknights and weekends.

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Re: What to say about the blank period?

Postby Ti Malice » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:07 am

cotiger wrote:
banjo wrote:You don't need a year or two (!) to study for the LSAT. Definitely get a job and study on weeknights and weekends.


Yes, OP, your idea is utterly insane.

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Re: What to say about the blank period?

Postby notalobbyist » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:48 pm

If you're worried about work interfering, you still don't need 1-2 years. I quit my job and studied for 4 months and felt prepared. 1-2 years is a schedule for working full time imho. Granted, its very hard to study if you get called in on weekends or have to stay late, which is why I ended up leaving.

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Re: What to say about the blank period?

Postby stcait » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:29 am

notalobbyist wrote:If you're worried about work interfering, you still don't need 1-2 years. I quit my job and studied for 4 months and felt prepared. 1-2 years is a schedule for working full time imho. Granted, its very hard to study if you get called in on weekends or have to stay late, which is why I ended up leaving.


Can I ask what you wrote about the blank in your resume?

OK...maybe 1-2 years is too long, but still I think I need to take some time off to focus on LSAT.
And wonder what to write about the period without making bad impression...any ideas? :(

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Re: What to say about the blank period?

Postby DPW_Yes » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:42 am

I would make sure that my resume is accurate and honest. It's very risky to try to package a blank into something positive. As some of the others said, you don't need the entire day to study for the LSAT. In fact, I wouldn't recommend it. I would definitely at least get one or more interesting part-time job(s) that I would not be embarrassed to put on my resume.




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