A resume is the first step in securing a job. It's not enough to make it look neat and sound good on paper; you want your attorney resumé to be persuasive. Use these tips for creating an effective, impressive document that will get recruiters knocking down your door:
1. Organize your resume to highlight relevant skills and accomplishments
2. Be concise - keep the resume under one page unless you have many years of experience or a lot of education.
3. Use strong verbs to showcase your work ethic.
4. Include an objective statement that is specific and highlights what you want from this position
5. Tailor the resume for each job opportunity by highlighting both previous positions and desired qualifications, such as certifications or licenses
6. Proofread carefully before submitting it online or sending it in via email to ensure there are no typos.
I think you'd be very good at, but that's just mine. Okay. I love that you like quotes, but this is not something that. That's important if you're applying for a job, obviously they hope you're licensed all this stuff. I know you don't the thing with the best attorneys and people that you're just expected to jump in on things and and do this work no matter what.
So I hate to cross all this out, off your resume, but it's just, this is all stuff that just makes the re the reader work. So one of the things about resumes is and the ineffective and it's basically, it's it's something that I would say effective persuasion and the way to do effective persuasion is typically the most effective persuasion. You do not. So you allow people to reach conclusions
you're not, and do not conclusions to reach.
What that means essentially is, here, like you're telling people. To reach all of these conclusions and in this person, here if I just see this and I see all this articles, the person's writing in this work, I would be like, wow, this person really understands working under even the foreign asset controls.
And in this type of work, they've done it their whole career. And while they're very interested in the kind of work they've done, look at all the law review articles and stuff, they read them. I have this person would be fascinating to talk to. And they're someone who's obviously committed. That's all I needed to know.
And so when you start looking at all these resumes, you can see that you start getting all of these people start giving you all this insight into the type of people they are. This person, if I look at this, when I see all this stuff, I see them in Illinois and from a legal family.
No one cares about that. I I know you do. And certainly I talk about where I'm from and stuff all the time everybody does, but you don't need to talk about that. And then when I see this stuff, I think why is this person telling me their grades at this school? That's not a credit. I don't care, but when I see, but if I saw just this, the law school and I saw just the degree in English literature and everything was spelled properly, and I saw every job, I saw something to do only with family law.
And I didn't start thinking about hairdressers when I looked at their resume. Then I would think, wow, this is great family law attorney. And I would look at them and this person would get a job. But if I start thinking all these other things about their resume and they're trying to leave in other conclusions and then thinking this person went to a law school, proud that they got a 4.1 out of five and I just, I need, I don't want to be led to the wrong conclusion.
And sometimes things that you think are good, like being in the top two thirds of your class, why would you point out until it would lead me to the conclusion that you in your school and Campolo Uganda you were only, you were in the bottom 30 or class. I just, I, it just didn't make any sense.
So you need to be cognizant of the way you're leading people to conclusions and here I like quotes too, but this is about you. And I don't want to be led to all this.
And then when you start making you have to spell out these words, you have to make, we'll look out for all this stuff and all this sort of thing here. I don't know what your I believe this but you should probably try to have there. Yeah. And this resume by the way attorneys that work in have experience.
So it looks like you're the contract team leader, which is great. And the attorneys had the kind of experience. Especially in hospitals and so forth I would say manage here and then I would just, okay,
you say the go-to person and just, put all this stuff and then you don't need to put all this in there. You just need to you don't need to even put the spend in there. Like some of these people are going to be spending hundreds of millions. And so that may be impressive to you. I think it's impressive, but contract management, you want things to look the same throughout your whole resume contract management.
And one of the things I don't like about this resume is no titles. I would like to secure titles if you can, and
in there, and then but then all of a sudden, this is a great resume because everybody everything is there's so much consistency here. Sorry, I'm trying to talk to me. Pause, rescheduled. But yeah there's so much consistency in terms of what you're doing if I don't know what a certified change manager is, but And then you should put your your education on here wherever that is you, don't just you need more on there and all these extra kind of degrees that you take you can put somewhere else but they don't need to go. There have, put the change manager above your law school, but that it doesn't matter where you went to law school for the type of work you're doing, because you've gotten a lot of very good experience, but this is a very good resume, not for what you're trying to do.
So I think you would have no problem probably getting a position be careful with the job, with with with, with your bar dates cause people are gonna say why did this person not start working until July? So people are going to assume, you can just say, state bar to Texas state bar, that's all I need to say.
So just remember anything you say to a good attorney, they will look at and they will raise questions about, so they will attorneys are trained to look and poke holes in things. Issues. So they're going to look at your resume and if the more content you put on your resume, the more they're going to punch holes in it, the more you can make them work to read things that may not be relevant them angry, or they're going to be, and the more they're going to think that you can't make your points succinctly and they won't like that.
So you just have to be careful of all that stuff. And this resume is very good though. The things I like about it are just, there's so much employment, consistency. You've been doing the same thing. You're obviously very proud of it. You like what you're doing? You're doing a great job, so this is a good resume.
Just needs to be shortened.