In this video, Harrison Barnes is looking at a resume of a lawyer who has experience in a few areas like Maritime and Natural Resources, International Relations, Development Trademarks, etc. He felt like there is too much going on with his resume and it needs to be focused. A problem that a lot of resumes have is that lawyers tend to list everything they have ever done. Employers only want to know one thing: Are you a good fit for the job? The list below will help make a focused resume:
- Every resume needs to have a clear theme
- Themes will establish a personal brand and showcase your achievements
- List accomplishments only when it relates to the job you are applying for.
- Make sure employers can review your resume quickly and focus on the strongest parts of your experience.
Okay. So the next one let's see. Oh, I'm an international maritime law firm. Swan of C university international trade. Okay. Ready kingdom. J D PS. Okay. I think what I'm going to want to do in the future when I do these reviews is the formatting looks a little off.
Yeah. Cause some copy from a PDF. We should probably look at the PDF separately and then we'll do it. Okay. Then let's see here. Okay. This particular resume though is interesting. It has there's a couple of there's a lot of things going on here. Let's see here person graduate in 2017.
So it's probably okay to have that on there. This particular resume is I like this resume. I just don't understand what the person is necessarily trying to do. This is probably a very good resume for someone trying to do maritime related work. But for the most part Chief investigator. Yeah, there's too much going on here. So there's like an eye. And I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this, but again, you have to, when I look at this I see someone that it looks like you've worked overseas a lot. You've worked in you've done a lot of different things and then you've done maybe you're interested in maritime and natural resources.
Whenever the focus of this resume is, and this is just a problem that a lot of resumes have is people need to believe there's a lot of things people need to believe with their resume. But, and I'll show you this real quickly. I'm just gonna open up a new blank document, but people want to know if
Can you be managed w do we like you as, or here's another one?
And so this person they've never really worked in a law firm. So as a as a resume for someone that maybe wants to do work in inside of a inside of a, public interest organization or something, this is good, but at the same time we don't know, this, you major in international relations, but then you did natural resources.
And then and then now you're interested in Syria community development trademarks, international law natural resources. So their needs, every international trade amorality law. So there needs to be a there needs to be with every resume needs to have a theme. So like the theme needs to be that that you can do a certain type of work.
And and I don't know necessarily what the theme is here. What is this person trying to do? And you need to be able to do our resume is not, so this is a big lesson, so a resume and I hope you guys can understand this already is not to list everything you've ever done.
Just to show an employer,
you are a good fit.
If you're not a good fit,
not figure out
there has to be. There has to be consistency in what you're doing. And there's environmental on here. I like that. But then, then there's public interest and there's, fishery technician, which looks interesting. There's international relations. There's, so the rest of this resume needs to be focused.
And so I see a lot of resumes like this. And the problem is if someone looks at this in a law firm and frankly, most organizations, they're not going to know what to do with it, they're going to not to know what those person stands for. They're just going to say they have all these interests, where's the focus, what are they trying to do?
And and that's an issue. So you don't list a resume doesn't list. Everything you've ever done, a resume, all it needs to do is list, list a few things and and and then point people in the right direction. And and here this person has been a went to teach.
So as a teacher, this looks like a good resume. I like this as a teacher, I liked this resume for a lot of things. But I'm not sure about a lot from unless it's more focused.