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Write an Effective Resume

  • Build the Resumé Employers Want

    Three top recruiters tell you how to make a resumé that communicates your skills and experience.

  • Designing an Effective Legal Resume

    A resume is not a detailed biography of your marital status, age and other such personal information. Nor is a resume just a compilation of previous job descriptions. Most legal resumes follow a very traditional style and format. Legal professionals prefer a chronological format, which is what we recommend.

  • How to Write a Legal Resumé

    A good resumé is an extremely important tool in the job-search process. Because firms are inundated with resums, yours must be able to get the attention of the hiring partner and create a good, strong impression at a brief glance. Your resumé is your sales pitch to the hiring partner.

  • How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resumé

    This award-winning guide to resumé writing will teach you to write a resume equal to one done by a top-notch professional writer. It offers examples, format choices, help writing the objective, the summary and other sections, as well as samples of excellent resume writing.

  • How to Write Your Legal Resumé

    Your resumé must grab an employer's attention in less than a minute.

  • On Marketing Your Attorney Resumé

    The only way to get that employer to give your resumé the attention it deserves is to make it outstanding.

  • Preparing an Effective Resumé

    The main purpose of a resumé is to get you an interview. Your resumé conveys who you are and what you have done with your life. It also demonstrates your ability as a writer.

  • Resumé Writing

    A resume is designed to do one thing, and one thing only: to interest a prospective employer sufficiently enough to invite you to an interview. That's the resume's only purpose.

  • Writing Effective Cover Letter and Resumés

    This article gives advice on how to write an effective cover letter and an effective legal resumé, how to act in an interview, follow up and to write thank you letters.

  • Writing Your Resumé

    Use these tips to write an effective resume that meets the employer’s needs and gets you an interview.

Gathering Employer Information

Interviews

  • Examples of Probing Interview Questions

    All of these questions can and will be asked during interviews with law firms.

  • Guide to Dressing for Interviews with Legal Employers

    What to wear to a legal job interview? Read this article and find out.

  • How do I Prepare for a Job Interview?

    You've made it to an interview, which means that someone was impressed with your résumé and cover letter and wants to find out more about you. This is your time to convince them that you are the right person for the job.

  • How To Excel in Law Firm Interviews

    Helpful pointers that will greatly increase every attorney's chances of receiving a job offer for the right position at the most opportune moment.

  • How to Sell Yourself to a Legal Employer

    The best way to get a good idea of what makes an effective resume and cover letter is to be on the other side of the hiring process. When you are in the position of hiring someone, you will see firsthand what employers like and dislike in applicants.

  • Interview Basics

    Despite the etiquette, formality, and inevitable fear factor, job interviews can actually be enjoyable as well as extremely informative.

  • Job Interview Tips and Suggestions

    Job interview tips to help prepare you to interview effectively. Proper preparation which help alleviate some of the stress involved in job interviews.

  • Law Interview Dos and Don'ts

    Legal interviews carry their own unique nuances and expectations. Here are a few key dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

  • Seven Keys to Interview Preparation

    It's been said that Napoleon won his battles in his tent; that is, he did all the planning the night before the battle was joined, so that every contingency could be adequately covered. Interview preparation is similar.

  • Top Job Interview Mistakes, And How To Avoid Them

    Successful interviewing reflects your ability to sell yourself.

Thank You Letters

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    As an employer, making the decision to terminate employment is difficult — you have to take into consideration a number of factors, from performance to company health to growth potential and turnover costs — but when you tack on legal concerns, the process can quickly become overwhelming.
  • NYC Mayor Signs New Law Barring Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History
    The new law’s rationale is that, on average, women are paid less than men for the same work, and that relying on salary histories in determining compensation perpetuates this gender wage gap. That is, the new law’s stated purpose is to reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced by their salaries at previous jobs, and to help break the cycle of gender pay inequity.
  • Serious Injuries in Pennsylvania
    In effort to increase safety in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced a new rule in 2015 that requires employers to report serious injuries that require hospitalization, amputations, and loss of an eye injuries within 24 hours of an incident.
  • Rights of Injured Workers
    When an employee suffers an injury at work, he or she has the right to file a Workers’ Compensation claim to receive certain benefits including compensation for their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. This is one of the advantages of being an employee rather than an independent contractor.
  • Getting the Government on Your Side as a Whistleblower
    A whistleblower is a person who brings to light information that uncovers fraud, criminal activity or other wrongdoing. Whistleblower claims are the legal avenue which whistleblowers take to report this fraud. Many of the individuals who file these claims do so on behalf of the government, meaning that they are coming forward with information about fraud that drains taxpayer money.
  • One Sneaky Way Pennsylvania Employers Cheat Workers Out of Overtime
    State law is stricter than federal law when it comes to OT calculations
  • Performing Employee Background Checks
    Conducting employee background checks helps you to make better hiring decisions, and uncover issues that might interfere with an applicant's ability to do the job they are being considered for. At the same time, your business could be exposed to potential liability unless you follow the applicable federal and state laws, and stay up to date about certain types of information that may be off-limits.
  • Forklift Accidents
    Forklifts are one of the most common pieces of equipment used at warehouses, factories, retail outlets, and other establishments where heavy materials must be moved or lifted from one area to another.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious and potentially debilitating mental health condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Often, the disorder develops in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a serious accident or violent assault.
  • Intern or Employee? Should Your Organization Be Paying Your Interns?
    An internship can be unpaid when the vocational and educational benefits received by the intern outweigh the benefits received by the employer for the intern’s work.



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