How should I refer to my summer position in my resume?

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Trustee
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How should I refer to my summer position in my resume?

Postby Trustee » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:59 pm

I just got a job at a local law firm. The position requires me to conduct legal research to assist a lawyer (sole practitioner). I get to work from home. Should I call myself a Research Assistant, Summer Associate, or something else? I know ordinarily, this would be called a SA position, but the only thing that's giving me pause about that title is the fact that I work from home.

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Re: How should I refer to my summer position in my resume?

Postby Grizz » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:00 am

Ask the atty.

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Re: How should I refer to my summer position in my resume?

Postby flcath » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:14 am

rad law wrote:Ask the atty.

You should try for "summer associate," especially if this is your 2L summer.

Still ask, but maybe in the form of "I'm putting this on a resume; do you mind if I refer to it as a summer associate position?"

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Re: How should I refer to my summer position in my resume?

Postby Trustee » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:49 am

Also, if I don't live in the town where the firm is located, should I still include that town next to the firm's name in my resume?

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Re: How should I refer to my summer position in my resume?

Postby flcath » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:14 am

Trustee wrote:Also, if I don't live in the town where the firm is located, should I still include that town next to the firm's name in my resume?

Yes.




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