012: Resume and Cover Letter Basics

Are your resume and cover letter ready to send out? Many law students wait until they're under the gun to craft their job application materials. The truth is you should write your resume now to avoid having to rush and create one when an opportunity presents itself. Not all resumes and cover letters are created equal. Find out what makes a law student resume and cover letter stand out in a sea of applicants!  In this episode we talk about: Why you should do your resume and cover letter early in law school What your resume needs to convey How long the average hiring manager looks at your resume Learning to look at your resume from different perspectives How to make your resume stand out in a crowded field Common resume problems How to elaborate on a short resume How to explain experience that isn’t obviously related How you can get more experience for your resume Crafting different resumes for different types of jobs Where to get help writing your resume and cover letter The importance of consistency on LinkedIn and other social media profiles Good luck in the job hunt! Resources: The One Thing That Needs to Be On Your Résumé to Ace a Callback Interview (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/07/summer-associate-callback-law-firm-interview-tips/) The One Question That Will Improve Any Résumé (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/09/the-one-question-that-will-improve-any-resume/) Looking for Work? 7 Tips for a Remarkable Résumé (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/02/looking-for-a-legal-job-resume-tips/) Want a Job? Clean Up Your Online Paper Trail (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/06/want-a-job-clean-up-your-online-paper-trail/) If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know! We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact).  Thanks for listening!  Alison & Lee

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