The prominence of the education section of your resume relates to where you are in your career. If you’re a recent graduate, for example, it makes sense to place education-related information near the top of the document. But as your work history develops, details about your academic career should move toward the bottom.
Specialization is a growing trend in legal education, prompting many law students to earn a master's degree in addition to the Juris Doctor (JD). This decision can lead to more professional development opportunities for law students during law school, as well as career advantages after graduation. And many law schools are responding to the demand for specialization by offering joint degrees — the ability to earn two degrees during the same course of study.
We recently wrote a blog post reminding job applicants to minimize the number of questions they pose in a resume or cover letter. But you also need to be judicious in your use of the frequently abused exclamation point, which should be reserved for expressing strong emotion.
Conveying self-confidence is critical when you’re applying for a new job. After all, you’re trying to convince a hiring manager that you’re a better fit for the open position than anyone else. But if you’re not careful, self-assurance can easily come across as arrogance.