Category Archives: Resume Tips

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

Dirty Laundry

Every law firm or company has aspects that are less than desirable for some people.  In fact, this may be the reason that someone is considering a move.  However, it is never a good to dwell on this too much … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the “Hidden” Data In Your Legal Resume!

You’ve completed your resume and it’s ready to send out.  There are no typos and the bullet points clearly demonstrate the type of work you have done.  What could you possibly be missing?  You might have forgotten to include the … Continue reading

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Story Time: Your Legal Resume Should Tell A Story

When you look at law firm websites, sometimes it’s really hard to distinguish one firm from another.  There’s a stylized logo, a list of practice areas, attorney biographies, some client testimonials and a running list of accolades or media links.  … Continue reading

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The empty e-mail (with attachment).

As a recruiter, you can imagine that I see a lot of resumes.  I can review them quickly and think that I do a good job discerning the marketable skills of the attorney.  But I’m not a mind reader. I … Continue reading

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OVERCOMING REJECTION

Facing rejection is nothing new in our profession – we deal with it on a daily basis.  In fact, many new recruiters do not last long solely due to their inability to face and overcome the constant rejection.  Unfortunately, rejection … Continue reading

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Your Resume: Garbage in the Document Means Document in the garbage.

Let’s be clear on this: your legal resume should be concise and free of worthless information.  It’s not an autobiography and it’s not a timeline accounting for every moment of your life.  You need to weed out information that doesn’t … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Telephone Interview

Telephone interviews are never ideal but sometimes necessary.  If you have never been a part of a telephone interview, you should know a few of the common pitfalls and how to overcome them. First, it is very difficult to convey … Continue reading

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Why You Didn’t Get The Job

Time and time again we hear from people who thought an interview went well and they didn’t get the job.  What happened?  Here is some feedback that we’ve heard from our clients.  Does any of this sound familiar to you? … Continue reading

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Online profiles are no substitute for a legal resume.

Don’t believe the hype.  While LinkedIn profiles are a great tool (and necessary in today’s market), online profiles are not a substitute for an actual resume. It finally happened.  After asking for a resume I was directed to an online … Continue reading

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Stop waiting! Update your resume BEFORE you need it.

I met with someone the other day who had just lost his job.  I was really surprised that, nearly one week after he left his firm, he didn’t have a resume put together.  The time to update your resume is … Continue reading

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