Anonymous User wrote:rpupkin wrote:Anonymous User wrote:rpupkin wrote:sparty99 wrote:Who cares if you drafted and revised motions for summary judgment. What is important is whether you won. You need to "show" not "tell" what you did. "Won motion for summary judgment in a $2M breach of contract case."
This is horrible advice.
You are right. Having a "results" oriented resume is horrible advice. Yeah, okay. I used to get paid to write resumes.
Yeah, but ask me how I got Big Law Interviews despite being well below median and pre-law school interviews at McKinsey and Bank of America I-Banking despite not being a finance grad. I'm a resume writing expert - studied all the greats, Martin Yate, Joyce Lain Kennedy.
Perhaps your "results-oriented" schtick works in I-Banking (I wouldn't know), but it's poor advice for a young attorney. A law firm, for example, would generally rather hire a mid-level associate who managed discovery and motion practice in a losing case than a similarly experienced attorney who claimed they "won" two motions to dismiss.
I review resumes, dude. I would question the judgement of someone who claimed to have "won" something that was a group effort on behalf of a party. Such a resume would stand out, but not in a good way. Lawyers don't think of desirable associate skills in terms of "winning" and "losing." Whatever the value of your advice in other areas, it's a poor fit for most law firms.