According to market research, you have about 30 seconds to make your attorney resume stand out. Prospective legal employers decide on a resume in 30 seconds or less. In addition, there is typically only one interview granted for every 200 attorney resumes that are reviewed. Are you confident your attorney resume will survive the cut?
The attorney resume is a document that, when done well, takes time to craft. It needs to be well thought out and error-free. There are no shortcuts to success, and attorney resume writing is no exception. This is why many attorneys are turning to professional resume writers to give their attorney resumes an edge over the competition. However, if you still want to take a “do it yourself” approach to drafting your attorney resume, here are some do’s and don’t of attorney resume formatting to keep in mind.