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Many of us know that we have to shape a cover letter to fit the specific duties of a job. But a secret that many forget, or ignore, is that the same holds true for a legal professional's resume. A resume cannot be generalized in nature. Rather, a job seeker must tailor it to the specific opportunity he/she is applying for... Continue Reading
Six seconds. According to several studies, this is the time hiring managers spend reviewing a resume before moving on to the next. With such limited time, legal professionals must make a quick impact and implementing buzzwords within a resume is a great way to help accomplish this feat. However, while some buzzwords may help your cause, others will crush it. Make certain you pick the right ones to make your resume shine... Continue Reading
With the growth in online employment applications (many of which make cover letter submissions optional), several of today's job seekers hold the incorrect assumption that cover letters don't matter anymore. The reality though is that they do. Cover letters remain as an invaluable and powerful tool within the recipe of employment success. Learn this, know it and follow the below cover letter tips to ensure you're job application stands out above the rest... Continue Reading
Many of us are all too familiar with this scenario. We've perfected our resume and application materials. We've submitted the same to a hiring manager or online portal. Days go by, maybe weeks, but no response. Anxiety leaves us pondering whether we should follow up our resume submission with an email or phone call. If so, how many times should we attempt to contact an employer? Is this contact really meaningful or just annoyance? The stress continues... Continue Reading
The following, via JobMob, are excerpts from actual resumes submitted to recruiting managers:.. Continue Reading