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Creating a Resume

Before you begin drafting your resume, consider how to best "sell" your experience and credentials. Achievements in school, research and writing, public service, work experience, internships and externships, activities in the arts or sports, or experience with languages are all of great interest to potential employers. 

You should assume that a reader will spend no more than 30 seconds on the initial scan of your resume; thus, it should be neat, error-free and extremely easy to read.

How Your Resume Works for you:

  • Gives you the opportunity to paint a self-portrait highlighting your accomplishments and unique attributes.
  • Gives you your first opportunity to make a favorable impression on a prospective employer

Format of a Great Resume: 

  • Your resume should fit on one page (unless you have significant relevant work and professional experience)
  • You resume should present materials succinctly.

Resume Writing Resources


Books Available at the ONU Law Library

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The Perfect Legal Resume - J. Murray Elwood
Call Number: KF297.Z9 L44 2000--Law North
ISBN: 1888260017
Publication Date: 2000-10-01


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