Applying for jobs

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cloudhidden
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Applying for jobs

Postby cloudhidden » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:33 pm

When bidding/applying for a legal position during law school and after, do employers customarily require all three: resume, cover letter, and application? Only resume and cover letter? Or just resume?

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Re: Applying for jobs

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:56 pm

For the 1L summer jobs I've applied to:

Almost always cover letter/resume. Applications are uncommon but not rare (maybe 10-20% of my apps). Most want a transcript. A lot want a writing sample.

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Re: Applying for jobs

Postby cloudhidden » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:26 pm

bk1 wrote:For the 1L summer jobs I've applied to:

Almost always cover letter/resume. Applications are uncommon but not rare (maybe 10-20% of my apps). Most want a transcript. A lot want a writing sample.


Thank you. I had yet to see this particular topic discussed.

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Re: Applying for jobs

Postby bk1 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:22 am

cloudhidden wrote:Thank you. I had yet to see this particular topic discussed.


It's not really important to 0L's. And even for current students, every application will specify what they want. If it doesn't just send basic stuff (resume/cover letter, maybe transcript) and if they like those and want other documents they'll ask for them. And any final questions you have can be answered by your school's CSO.




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