Anonymous User wrote:
1. You dont need 3 lines per job, 2 is enough.
2. 95% of what you did in college is COMPLETELY irrelevant.
3. Look at your resume. There are currently at least 3 things that have no business being there. If you're honest with yourself, deep down you know most of that stuff you threw on there is useless and needs to go.
RE: 3 lines v. 2 - The way I have it now is:
1st line - company/organization, city/state, dates
2nd line - Job title(s) and specific dates for each title
3rd line - bullet point on responsibilities/what I did for that job
I only did this for genuine jobs or things that gave me extensive experience and involved more than 20 hours/week, no college activities or anything like that (the best parts of those each got a single line). Is there any way to reduce the above format while still maintaing a semblance of organization? I assume I shouldn't be losing the bullet point line?
and one more general question:
Someone above mentioned an exception for science fields/experience and people going into IP, could the same exception apply for another legal field such as private equity/VC/startup experience where the goal is a group doing that type of legal work? (just wondering, I get the resounding sense of no, if that exception really even exists)
I'm assuming this is still the K-JD OP.
(1) If a job is self-explanatory, you do not need a bullet point.
(2) If you are still running over, then drop some of the jobs.
(3) THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS OUTSIDE OF PHD's GOING INTO IP. Sorry, but outside of the one field where attorneys care about prior publishing, etc., no one cares. And honestly, unless you were a MD at GS before law school, there is no way that you would need 2 pages for a resume targeted PE/VC/M&A/whatever.
As others have said, work with your CDO. But, honestly, you should be able to do the cuts yourself. As everyone else in here is saying, people with 5-10 years of work experience pre-LS are able to get their resumes to one page, therefore you should be able to do that as well.