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barestin
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List Fall Law Clerk Job on SA Mass Mailing Resume?

Postby barestin » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:12 pm

I'll be mass mailing firms in my market over the next couple weeks for 2013 SA positions. However, I will be working at a small firm as a law clerk this fall and probably spring. Would it be a good or bad idea to list this job on my resume if I haven't started it yet? If I should list it, how would I format it on my resume if it won't begin until September?

On one hand, I'm thinking that a bigger firm in my market would appreciate the fact that I will be getting civil litigation firm experience this fall. On the other hand, would they think I am not worth interviewing because if I prove to be a productive employee, then the firm I will be working for in the fall will offer me a summer position (I hope this makes sense)?

Thanks.

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Re: List Fall Law Clerk Job on SA Mass Mailing Resume?

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:28 pm

If the job is guaranteed, you're just waiting to start, then yes, list it.

Format should be something like:

Face & Murdoch
Fall Clerk, September 2012 - December 2012
• Fall Clerk



Don't put anything for what you think you'll be doing.

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barestin
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Re: List Fall Law Clerk Job on SA Mass Mailing Resume?

Postby barestin » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:52 pm

kalvano wrote:If the job is guaranteed, you're just waiting to start, then yes, list it.

Format should be something like:

Face & Murdoch
Fall Clerk, September 2012 - December 2012
• Fall Clerk



Don't put anything for what you think you'll be doing.


Thanks, appreciate it. Yes, it's guaranteed.

lawschoolftw
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Re: List Fall Law Clerk Job on SA Mass Mailing Resume?

Postby lawschoolftw » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:00 pm

barestin wrote:
kalvano wrote:If the job is guaranteed, you're just waiting to start, then yes, list it.

Format should be something like:

Face & Murdoch
Fall Clerk, September 2012 - December 2012
• Fall Clerk



Don't put anything for what you think you'll be doing.


Thanks, appreciate it. Yes, it's guaranteed.


When I've done this in the past I usually put "forthcoming" to make it clear that I haven't started. It's pretty obvious once you read what you have but if someone skims and doesn't see the date they might assume you've already worked there. Not really a big deal just a suggestion.

wlu2013
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Re: List Fall Law Clerk Job on SA Mass Mailing Resume?

Postby wlu2013 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:29 pm

Does this work?

Company X Abc, AB
Fall Clerk Fall 2012

[bullet point] Upcoming position in Office of General Counsel for Company X




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