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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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    What employers must know with regards to keeping documentation in H1-B and Labor Certification matters.
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    Back injuries including herniated discs, strained muscles, pulled or torn ligaments and disc degeneration are the most common work injuries among healthcare workers. Nurses, nursing aids, orderlies, attendants, laundry workers, kitchen workers and environmental services in the healthcare field can suffer from back injuries caused by everyday tasks or workplace accidents.
  • Workers' Compensation Subrogation
    Why does the workers' compensation insurance company get money back from my negligence lawsuit?
  • Court Decision Favors Municipal Employee in Philadelphia
    In a major victory for injured municipal employees in Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently blocked the city’s attempt to obtain a portion of an injured worker’s personal injury lawsuit recovery. This decision allowed the injured worker, a Philadelphia police officer, to keep the full amount of the injury benefits he received under the Heart and Lung Act and the full recovery from his lawsuit award.
  • New Laws to Help Sexual Abuse Victims and Their Lawyers in California
    As a result of changes to sexual abuse laws in California and a more liberal statute of limitations, attorneys in California now have a greater chance to pursue perpetrators of sexual abuse and obtain justice for their victims. Thanks in part to greater public awareness of the problem, recent reports in the news, and more women willing to come forward after being abused, a greater number of abuse and molestation victims can at last obtain some measure of justice for the trauma they’ve endured.
  • Philadelphia Workers' Compensation for Psychological Injuries
    The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for different standards and evidence required to prove psychological injuries, as compared to physical injuries. The most common type of work injury claim involves a physical to part of the body, caused by a physical event – such as by falling or lifting something.
  • Office Depot Whistleblowers Case
    A whistle blower complaint filed by an Office Depot employee has resulted in a large settlement for the state of California.
  • How Can a Felony Conviction Affect My Career?
    If you are facing a felony conviction, the lasting effects on your career can endure for much longer than any time that you receive. Being convicted of a felony can have some of the following severe ramifications on your career.
  • Tort Liability Protection Offered to Ohio Businesses Who Hire Ex-Criminals
    In the latter part of 2012, the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 337, providing tort liability protection for businesses choosing to hire rehabilitated ex-criminals. According to Senate Bill 337 (now codified as Ohio Revised Code Section 2953.25), if an Ohio business hires a job applicant who possesses a Certification of Qualification for Employment (CQE), then the business is entitled to immunity from negligent hiring claims.
  • Three Important, Commonly Misunderstood Concepts in California Employment Law
    Defining and discussing three of the most important and commonly misunderstood terms in California employment law - wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment/hostile work environment.

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