Because of financial difficulties, I was forced to take an RA position in addition to my full-time 2L SA gig at a mid-sized firm that does not give offers to its SAs, meaning that I'll have to look for a job come August. How do I address my summer situation on my resume?
I'm afraid that if I put down both the SA and the RA positions, recruiters will think (erroneously!) that my SA gig was part-time and not take me as seriously. On the other hand, having both things on there may prove that I have a good work ethic and am willing and able to work 80 hour weeks -- and emphasize my familiarity with the area of the law that I'm doing my RA work in.
So, do I include my RA position or not?
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It's also appropriate to include the hours you worked per week for each job in your work experience section, perhaps just after the position title. That's one way to indicate that you indeed had a very full work load over the summer. I would include the RA position.
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