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MarkinKansasCity
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Resume tips - I'm asking

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:38 am

I sent my resume and cover letter to a lawyer to review, and he told me I should look at a bunch of resume examples because the formatting on mine is boring, and it "looks a little light." I don't really know what that means. I have a decade of work experience. Somebody help me out here.

Does anybody know where I can find a bunch of sample resumes, or a good sample resume for legal purposes?

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Re: Resume tips - I'm asking

Postby kalvano » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:37 am

Harvard has good ones online.

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Re: Resume tips - I'm asking

Postby masterbrowski » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:33 am

MarkinKansasCity wrote:I sent my resume and cover letter to a lawyer to review, and he told me I should look at a bunch of resume examples because the formatting on mine is boring, and it "looks a little light." I don't really know what that means. I have a decade of work experience. Somebody help me out here.

Does anybody know where I can find a bunch of sample resumes, or a good sample resume for legal purposes?


Sample formats:
http://www.law.yale.edu/documents/pdf/C ... esumes.pdf
http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/care ... sumes.html

Instructions on content:
http://law.duke.edu/career/profdev/resume/

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Re: Resume tips - I'm asking

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:37 am

I don't know if this is any less boring/more substantial than what you're working with, but mine was extensively edited by our OCS and fits a decade of work on one page.

rinkrat19 wrote:Here is my current resume, genericized and redacted. As you can see, I have 2 schools, 6 jobs, 2 volunteer gigs and personal interests on there. Red is stuff that has been added since starting law school. The resume I applied to law school with was basically the same design before cramming the new stuff in, except with more relaxed spacing. There may have been a third bullet point under the older jobs.

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