Should a Graduate Include Research Work on a Resume? Top 3 Resume Writing Tips for a New College Graduate
May 25

Law school resumes differ from job resumes in that you need far less detail. The resume sections will be similar – you’ll still have headings for “Education,” “Work Experience,” “Activities,” “Honors,” and the like. You should be able to keep the resume to one page with no problem. But what should be included?

For starters, include all schools, honors and extracurricular activities, as well as paid and volunteer work experiences. Include the number of hours per week you worked during the school year, and list your class rank if it’s higher than average.

Summarize your experience. Here are some examples:

• 4 articles published in various professional journals, 2001-2005; 1 completed work to be submitted and 1 work in progress
• Worked 15 hours per week during the school year to help fund undergraduate education, 2001-2005
• Summer jobs included waitressing, retail sales and bartending
• Member, University of Wisconsin Archery Team, ranked #6 nationwide

The main thing to keep in mind is that you should use your resume to project an image of you as a person and of where you want to go in your career. Leave off irrelevant data – such as computer software skills – but do include anything that supports your long-term career objectives.

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