Tailoring resume for admissions

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Tailoring resume for admissions

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:11 pm

I have a few misc resume questions if anyone has any thoughts to share:

-Anything special anyone would recommend doing to tailor your resume away from employment/toward admissions? Anything in particular you should try to emphasize or build out here that you wouldn't for employment?
-Should you remove the "interests" line?
-For your anticipated summer employment, should you leave the description blank, or put a generic line about what you expect to do? I assume the former?

Thanks

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Nebby
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Re: Tailoring resume for admissions

Postby Nebby » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have a few misc resume questions if anyone has any thoughts to share:

-Anything special anyone would recommend doing to tailor your resume away from employment/toward admissions? Anything in particular you should try to emphasize or build out here that you wouldn't for employment?
-Should you remove the "interests" line?
-For your anticipated summer employment, should you leave the description blank, or put a generic line about what you expect to do? I assume the former?

Thanks

My resume was the same resume I used for applying to 1L summer jerbs. The only difference was I put where I was going 1L summer on my resume to law schools.

Such as:

BigFed Agency, Summer 2014 (forthcoming)
Law Clerk Washington, DC

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Re: Tailoring resume for admissions

Postby BVest » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:02 pm

[quote="Anonymous User"
-For your anticipated summer employment, should you leave the description blank, or put a generic line about what you expect to do? I assume the former?
[/quote]
You're assumption is correct for any future employment. As in Nebby's post, just Firm/Agency name, position title, location, date, and "forthcoming," "scheduled," or the like.

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Re: Tailoring resume for admissions

Postby MarkfromWI » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:54 pm

I guess I don't really understand why you would tailor it away from employment, considering your employability is essentially what will get you accepted (albeit largely in the form of good grades). I think anything you can do to highlight your employability is best.

I guess I just don't understand how you'd tailor your resume "toward admissions."




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