Consensus on Resume length for admissions?

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esther0123
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Consensus on Resume length for admissions?

Postby esther0123 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:57 pm

Hello everyone,

The law schools that I am applying to do not have a clear guideline as to the maximum length of the resume. I'm having a difficult time fitting everything in one page, but I've read in this forum that 1 page vs. 2 pages is a bit contentious.

Can anyone provide me with a better insight?

Thank you

UnderrateOverachieve
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Re: Consensus on Resume length for admissions?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:58 pm

If you have to ask, it is probably 1-page.

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Bildungsroman
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Re: Consensus on Resume length for admissions?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:13 pm

I used a two-page resume and it worked out fine. Most people who talk about needing one page max are thinking of job applications, whereas an admissions committee is a totally different audience that usually asks for a lot more to be included than you would otherwise put in a resume.

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banjo
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Re: Consensus on Resume length for admissions?

Postby banjo » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:35 pm

Longer resumes are fine for admissions, but you'll have to cut it down to one page for employers.

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Re: Consensus on Resume length for admissions?

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:17 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Most people who talk about needing one page max are thinking of job applications, whereas an admissions committee is a totally different audience that usually asks for a lot more to be included than you would otherwise put in a resume.


Correct.




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