Category Archives: Resumes and Cover Letters

The Compleat Cover Letter

The harsh reality is that most cover letters are not even read. Most recruiters and hiring partners flip to the résumé first and read your cover letter only if your credentials merit further consideration. While your cover letter can’t make you, it certainly can break you. Thus, it should be perfect in terms of grammar,…
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Zap It to Me: Submitting Your Resume Electronically

There are do’s and don’ts for emailing your resume to a recruiter or potential employer:   First of all, your resume must be error free and easy to read. Use a large, businesslike font with plenty of white space. Proofread your resume, paying special attention to names, dates, and phone numbers. Do this at least…
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Less is More: 12 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

Much is written about what goes onto a winning résumé. Equally important, however, is what to leave off of your résumé. Because you have very limited space to make the maximum impact, don’t waste valuable real estate with unnecessary information. Objective. It’s assumed you’re applying for an attorney position, so you don’t need to craft…
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Hybrids are Best: Resume Formatting

Like car engines, the hybrid combines the best of both worlds.  Once you get some legal experience under your belt, we recommend a combination functional/chronological resume format rather than a straight reverse chronology of your work experience. Format choices Chronological A chronological resume is organized by your employment history in reverse order from the present…
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