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6 Quick Tips for Writing a Resume that Lands Interviews

6 Quick Tips for Writing a Resume that Lands Interviews

As a recruiter and professional resume writer, I’ve seen my fair share of resumes and have witnessed how a poorly written resume can make a hiring manager lose interest in an otherwise qualified candidate. 

However, writing a resume that stands out in a good way doesn’t have to be a difficult ordeal, but there are some easy techniques you can utilize to get yours on top of the pile in no time. 

5 Reasons Why You're Not Attracting Legal Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

5 Reasons Why You're Not Attracting Legal Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

Well, everyone and their mother tells you that you need to be on LinkedIn if you want a legal job. So you set up a quick profile and wait for the recruiters to contact you with open positions.

However, no one is contacting you. Complete crickets.

What gives?

Chances are you’re doing one or more of the following things wrong that aren’t attracting recruiters to your LinkedIn profile.

How to Move Forward After Employment Ends

How to Move Forward After Employment Ends

After X amount of time working at the firm, you have now found yourself without a job. Regardless of the reason, whether it was due to firm-wide layoffs or you were fired, you’re feeling frustrated and unsure of what your next move should be. Losing a job is a devastating experience for most people and it’s important to have a game plan ready before you immediately jump back into the job market.

7 Keys to Discreetly Look for Job While Still Employed

7 Keys to Discreetly Look for Job While Still Employed

It’s been said time and time again that the best time to look for a new job is while you’re still employed. This is typically true because you’re seen as a more desirable candidate by employers if they can snag you from someone else. There are also benefits to you in that you don’t have a significant break in receiving income and you can simply transition from one position to another. However, there is an art to looking for a job while you’re still working. The last thing you want is to make things awkward for you at your current place of employment. 

5 Things Attorneys Should Remove from Their Resume

5 Things Attorneys Should Remove from Their Resume

Since resumes are often what gets you in the door at a particular firm, it is vital that they clearly present you in the best light. Ironically, for as much emphasis we place on what’s on your resume, employers will generally only look at your resume for only 11 seconds or less. This means that you have a very small window to make an impression. The more your resume is flooded with unnecessary things, the more likely it is that you fail to make an impactful impression and an employer’s opinion of you gets diluted.

Career Services is Your Best Friend

Career Services is Your Best Friend

Career Services Departments often get a bad rap. I’ve had conversations with many law students and graduates from various law schools around the country and their sentiments are generally the same. Law students and alumni often complain that Career Services either don’t do anything or didn’t get them a job. 

3 Things Your LinkedIn Profile Must Have

3 Things Your LinkedIn Profile Must Have

LinkedIn is more than just your online resume. It’s a place for you to advertise your professional skills and what you have done in your career to attract clients, future employers and anyone else who needs to know who you are and what you can do. With more people looking to social media to get deeper insights into who you are as a person, it’s imperative that your LinkedIn profile leaves a great first impression. Here are three must-haves your profile should possess. 

Your Quick Guide to Job References

Your Quick Guide to Job References

While embarking on a job search, many people spend a lot of time focusing on resumes, cover letters and the interview itself, all of which are incredibly important. However, an often overlooked, yet crucial, aspect of the job search is the reference check. As someone who conducts countless reference checks for applicants to my company and others, I’ve seen many cases where candidates have been removed from consideration after speaking to their professional references.