Objective line on resume

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Objective line on resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:41 pm

I'm a rising 2L at UT and starting the process of bidding, and I've noticed a good number of firms don't have any spot for a cover letter. I have decent ties to Texas, but nothing listed on my resume except for law school, and I generally let my cover letter tell my story. For the firms with no slot for a cover letter, I was considering putting an "Objective" line on my resume and saying something simple, maybe one or two sentences, about securing employment in the state because of [my ties to Texas].

What I'm trying to avoid is being dinged outright by firms who think I have no connection to the state, and will bolt to my (secondary/tertiary) home market as soon as possible. An objective line on a resume is pretty outdated, but it's the only thing I can think of to stop the auto-ding when I can't upload a cover letter.



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Re: Objective line on resume

Postby TTTooKewl » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:11 pm

Is there a Texas address you can list at the top of your resume? And also include something about ties in your fun fact / bg info section at the bottom

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Re: Objective line on resume

Postby Avian » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:16 pm

Interests: Living and working in Texas, the greatest state in the country that I never want to leave.


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Re: Objective line on resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:41 pm

I have a Texas address on the top of my resume, but so does every other out-of-state student without ties to the state. I have clubs and activities that I've done in Texas, but again, so does every schmoe, and I want to differentiate myself from the pack.

I also don't trust employers to read the bottom line of my resume and make the connection that I had ties to the state before law school. I want something that will immediately get noticed.

And if it wasn't already clear, for firms that allow a cover letter, I'd send a standard resume and let my cover letter explain my ties and such.


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Re: Objective line on resume

Postby k5220 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:53 pm

I've seen people do this effectively in an additional information section (like "Born and raised in Los Angeles. Proficient in Spanish. Etc. etc."). You could probably fit in a small narrative if you wanted to about why you like TX and want to return. Having "Permanent Address: XYZ" and "Current Address: ABC" at the top also works.

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