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Resumania™: “Idea Wizards” and “Zen Masters” Need Not Apply
Creativity is generally a good attribute for a job candidate to possess. That being said, don’t get creative with your job title when writing your resume or cover letter.
Resumania™: And the Award for Worst Resume “Honors” Section Goes To …
All honors are not equal. For example, being named your company’s “Employee of the Year” will likely impress prospective employers; winning a neighborhood poker tournament probably won’t hold as much weight. Many applicants make the mistake of including so-called honors and accomplishments in their resumes that are dated or irrelevant to the job they’re seeking.
Your Legal Career Ladder: How to Grasp the Partner Rung
If you're an associate just starting out at a law firm or a law school graduate beginning to chart your legal career path, reaching the partner level someday may be at the front of your mind, even at this early juncture.
Resumania™: When Not to be Completely Honest on Your Resume
Honesty is indeed the best policy when it comes to your resume and cover letter. That being said, there is such a thing as being too honest.
Resumania™: Avoid Including Odd Affiliations
Lots of job seekers include an “Affiliations” section on their resume to highlight the professional organizations to which they belong. But not every group with which you’re involved should necessarily be listed on your resume.