If there’s one thing to remember as you write your resume and cover letter it’s that employers are interested in what you can do for them, not what you want from them. While some job applicants put the cart before the horse by including their salary requirements, other applicants go even further by listing the perks and benefits that they need.
Here’s some career advice you can bank on: Don’t include your salary requirements in your resume unless an employer specifically requests that information in the job posting. Mentioning compensation can come across as presumptuous. In addition, you could put yourself at a disadvantage later if the job pays more than the salary you list. Plus, money is not everything.
While it is true that a single typo on your resume can damage your chances of landing a job interview, all errors are not created equal. For example, if you’re a strong candidate with highly marketable skills, a hiring manager might be willing to ignore the fact that you wrote to instead of too.
Today’s business environment requires law firms and legal departments to function in a collaborative relationship with their clients, rather than just provide counsel. To stay competitive, these legal professionals have to keep up with client demands and industry changes. Here are the three trends that are having an impact on today’s law offices — and legal careers.