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Multiple Publications on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:15 pm

I'm reworking my resume to include several blog publications, and I'm not sure how to best go about it, or if I should even include that info at all. These articles are for my journal and deal with substantive law. Each blog article is about 1,000 words. So, I think it would be a worthwhile addition to my resume to demonstrate my writing skills, work ethic, etc. However, it might not be worth the trouble, since I have 5 articles and listing all would be ridiculous (takes up too much space), and there is no single link that directs to just my articles. I could link to the general blog site, but that wouldn't be helpful since the employer would still have to sift through the other articles.

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Re: Multiple Publications on Resume

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm reworking my resume to include several blog publications, and I'm not sure how to best go about it, or if I should even include that info at all. These articles are for my journal and deal with substantive law. Each blog article is about 1,000 words. So, I think it would be a worthwhile addition to my resume to demonstrate my writing skills, work ethic, etc. However, it might not be worth the trouble, since I have 5 articles and listing all would be ridiculous (takes up too much space), and there is no single link that directs to just my articles. I could link to the general blog site, but that wouldn't be helpful since the employer would still have to sift through the other articles.

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Why not include a line under the listed journal and say something like written five posted/published articles on journal's blog (provide url if room on the line)?

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Re: Multiple Publications on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:31 pm

I will just do that, then. Thanks.

Another resume question: is it standard to list a merit scholarship from your LS? I never did this, but someone mentioned that they do. It seems douchey, but if everyone else is doing it, I might as well, right?

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Re: Multiple Publications on Resume

Postby sparty99 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:55 pm

Betch, there is no such as thing as being "douchey" when getting a job...You need to present yourself as a "top-tier" candidate/all-star, who is primetime and can't be stopped.

Yes, list your scholarship...If someone is willing to pay for your education, you must have done something right...However, I know people in undergrad who receive 5-8 different scholarships and they list every one...DON'T DO THAT. If you have multiple scholarships from undergrad, just list, "awarded scholarships covering 80% of tuition." or "Awarded $70,000 in scholarship tuition" or something to that effect.

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Re: Multiple Publications on Resume

Postby zomginternets » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:03 pm

I dissent. Unless it's a widely known/particularly prestigious scholarship, or you are a K-JD trying to fill up lines on your resume, I don't think you should put it on. I don't think it's a negative, but I think a lot of other things are more worthy of that space on your resume. A merit scholarship is directly tied to your GPA, so doesn't add any additional information.

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Re: Multiple Publications on Resume

Postby johndhi » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:28 pm

Excuse my not having really read your thread, but this sounds (a bit) like something that might be a candidate for the Interest section, or, better yet, some sort of section that includes interests but has a cooler sounding work so it sounds kind of professional, too. Maybe "Other"? then you start off with contributor to academic weblog discussing x, y, and z in 1000 word internet publications.

I'm going to be making such a section soon to include some of my pre-law school stuff, I think. I keep doing externships and RAing so my experience section is becoming Frankenstein's monster, I'm going to put my post-college jobs on, like, one line ("electron microscope technician at firm y" or something).

while I'm here, does anyone think this idea of mine is a bad one?

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Re: Multiple Publications on Resume

Postby sparty99 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:10 pm

Multiple RA positions are redundant, choose one or none or consolidate. Plus, your post-undergrad work experience should be more than one line....

Your post-college section should be called, "Professional Experience." This should be the meat of your resume....not an after thought...




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