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The “Six-Bullet” Resume

A Format for Composing an Effective Resume I suggest you draft what I refer to as a "six-bullet" resume. In response to my request, a client of mine edited his resume, eliminating obvious references to himself and gave me permission to post it as this attachment . First go to the second...

Resume Perfection: Five Things that could be Wrong with Your Resume

If you are about to graduate law school or if you are considering leaving your firm for another, you will no doubt want to work on your resume. Many questions come to mind--should it be one page or two? How much detail should I capture? What skills should I emphasize? Tweaking your resume so you will...

Your Resume, Your Personal Brand

As stated in a previous blog, interviews get you the job, but resumes get your foot in the door. Your job search will go nowhere without an eye-catching resume. And so, while many of the following tips might seem obvious to some, here are five helpful tips for turning that blank page into a winning resume...

How to Avoid Resume Cliches

A resume says a lot about a person. We have discussed various ways to present your experience, touching on the paragraph-style vs. bullet-point style resumes , and even discussing the idea of an infographic resume . But regardless of which style resume you use, the choice of words jobseekers use can...

How to Craft a Resume when You've Always been a Student

There are plenty of resume-writing tips out there for those of us with experience in our fields-using action verbs, formatting in an attractive and easy to read manner, highlighting only relevant employment. But how do you go about creating a resume that doesn't look empty when you've been a...

Six Tips for a Leaner, Meaner Resume

In today's social media age, you'd be better off taking resume cues from your Linked In page than your parents. Electronic submission and a tough economy means lots of resumes for HR people to sort through, and very little time and attention to devote to them. Your best bet for getting...