- Find a way to make the most relevant information stand out. Bold, bullet points, and headings are a few ways to make the most necessary lines more prominent.
- Adjust your resume for the exact job to which you are applying. Deleting old information will make your resume even more relevant. Also, if applying to both general litigation and patent litigation spots, have two versions of your resume available. Each one should be tailored to the type of position you desire.
- Anything included on the resume should be able to be discussed in a very professional and intelligent manner. Brush up on anything that may have slipped your mind or simply delete it from the document. Have details regarding the legal matters worked on ready.
- Give firm examples related to the experiences listed on the resume. Be direct when explaining your role in a project. Don’t just say that you “worked on” a project, include that you “successfully implemented” a project.
- Review all information and make sure the details are up to date. Competence in abilities such as languages should also be honestly assessed. If you used to be advanced but have more of an intermediate handle on French now, be sure to make that adjustment.
- Display that you are human by sharing your interests. This aspect can help the interviewer lighten the mood and ask you a question related your hobbies. There is a chance the applicant may have something in common with the interviewer.
- When trying to decide whether to list education or experience first, think of what you are trying to convey first. If you attended a top school, include that first. Alternatively, if your past work experience sounds more impressive, insert that near the top of the page.
- Proofread the resume multiple times. Remember to share it with someone else to review as well. Mistakes and typing errors are big deterrents for recruiters looking to hire.
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