Category Archives: Resume Tips

Tips for attorneys and lawyers on how to make their resume stand out.

Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resumes

It was bound to happen. Once LinkedIn started pushing the QR code links to its pages, it was only a matter of time before they started popping up on legal resumes.  They are supposed to make you look hip, tech-savvy, … Continue reading

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The All-Important Thank You Note

“Please” and “thank you” go a long way.  We learned that in kindergarten and the lesson hasn’t changed since we graduated law school.  I was recently reminded of this when a friend’s son graduated from high school.  My wife and … Continue reading

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An open letter to those who didn’t graduate from Harvard Law School. Sell your abilities and don’t focus on the “blemishes” on your resume.

I get it.  You went to a law school that isn’t causing the employers to beat down your door.  Or maybe you have an ominous gap in your resume.  Or maybe you have some other blemish on your resume.  My … Continue reading

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Everything Went Wrong: A Case Study

Yesterday I received a call from a good friend who has his own law firm.  His firm has several partners and a couple of associates.  He let me know that he just let one of his associates go, and in … Continue reading

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The “Other” Resume. Remembering Your Online Presence.

Consistency is the hallmark of good pitching in baseball, a golfer’s short game and a good resume.  Employers are not just looking at the document you submit to them, but are looking at other information, what can be considered your … Continue reading

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SPRING CLEANING (A Career Checklist)

It’s springtime (finally) and that means spring cleaning is upon us.  Clean the house, box up the winter clothes and donate what you are never going to wear again (remember that lime green jacket you have – you’re never going … Continue reading

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The job search isn’t working. Could you have made one of these mistakes?

You’ve been at the job search for a while and it doesn’t seem to be going as well as you’d hoped.  Certainly a soft market can be a partial explanation, but is it possible that you are contributing to your … Continue reading

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THE ART OF RESIGNING

Tendering your resignation is awkward at best and can get downright ugly in some situations.  Whether you are leaving for money, career advancement or personality differences – offering a polite, professional resignation is always the best course of action. So … Continue reading

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Attorney Unhappiness Is Common. Action Is Rare.

“Happiness is not ready made.  It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama “Don’t just sit there and complain – do something about it!” – My Grandmother If you’re unhappy in your legal job, you’re not alone.  A recent … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning – Be Sure to Dust-off Your Resume Too!

Spring is in the air – at least in some parts of the country.  It is a good time to clean the house, replace the batteries in the smoke detectors, and update your resume.  Okay, that last part may not … Continue reading

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