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Creating an Exceptional Paralegal Resume

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When a potential employer first meets you, chances are he or she is not looking you in the eye.

Ninety-seven times out of a hundred, he or she is looking at a piece of paper known as the resume. Initially, more opportunities are lost because of a poor resume than any other factor known to job seekers.

With so much riding on the appearance and content of the resume, it’s amazing half the workforce doesn’t just give up in the job search process! More resumes than ever before are rejected and after someone peruses it for less than five seconds.

Your resume should be a well-constructed, easy-to-read presentation of your capabilities, accomplishments, and skills. It should be reader-friendly and short. Its purpose is clear cut: to entice a prospective employer to the point where she has no other choice except to invite you for an interview. That’s all! Interesting then that so many future careers have been aborted all because people don’t know how to put together such a simple but crucial document.

Paralegals must remember that people in law firms are all too critical. Because so much is riding on a law firm’s product its people and presentation of legal documents most potential law firm employers are unforgiving when it comes to a poorly written resume. That resume, they are certain, is indicative of the kind of work product you will produce. And if you can’t produce a great looking resume, you surely cannot produce great work product.

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