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Resume Question Regarding Call-backs

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:15 pm

Hello all. I have callbacks coming up next week (somehow given what I am about to tell you) and I realized the resume I submitted contained a serious typo. Instead of stating I graduated undergrad Dec 2015, it says 2016. Because of this, my resume reads I started law school before finishing undergrad. Please spare me the insults, I know how stupid I was to make this error.

My question is, what do I do about this? Do I bring a revised copy to callbacks and hope they don't notice it? Do I send a revised version before callbacks? Do I sit on it and hope no one notices? Do I bring it to their attention pre-callbacks or during callbacks?

Let me know what you think!

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Re: Resume Question Regarding Call-backs

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:17 pm

I'm pretty sure you can provide them with a new copy before/at your callback, and I'm pretty sure that no one cared about the initial error.

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Re: Resume Question Regarding Call-backs

Postby cron1834 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:27 pm

Invent some reason to change your resume - add a journal title, add a group you volunteered for, add a law school student org you joined, whatever. Just say you wanted to give them the most recent version. It's possible they won't even notice the date, rather than the other change. Email recruiting a copy, b/c recruiting will distribute resumes to the attys that interview you on the callback.

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Re: Resume Question Regarding Call-backs

Postby BlueParrot » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:52 pm

cron1834 wrote:Invent some reason to change your resume - add a journal title, add a group you volunteered for, add a law school student org you joined, whatever. Just say you wanted to give them the most recent version. It's possible they won't even notice the date, rather than the other change. Email recruiting a copy, b/c recruiting will distribute resumes to the attys that interview you on the callback.

This is good advice. People will sometimes look at the dates to see if you spent any time between undergrad and law school, meaning it's possible they would notice this mistake. It's worth trying to fix it and definitely send before the CBs. Attorneys will have resumes printed out before they meet with you.

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Re: Resume Question Regarding Call-backs

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:41 am

BlueParrot wrote:
cron1834 wrote:Invent some reason to change your resume - add a journal title, add a group you volunteered for, add a law school student org you joined, whatever. Just say you wanted to give them the most recent version. It's possible they won't even notice the date, rather than the other change. Email recruiting a copy, b/c recruiting will distribute resumes to the attys that interview you on the callback.

This is good advice. People will sometimes look at the dates to see if you spent any time between undergrad and law school, meaning it's possible they would notice this mistake. It's worth trying to fix it and definitely send before the CBs. Attorneys will have resumes printed out before they meet with you.


attorneys don't look at transcripts during callbacks. so weird. this whole process confuses me.



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