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Professional Resume Format for Paralegals

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Let us consider some essential items to be included in your resume, regardless of the final format you choose.
 
Professional Resume Format for Paralegals

1) Personal Information
 
  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number

The above items are the only ones that you are required to provide by law. This information should be included at the top of your resume where it will be readily seen.

Do not include the entry titles, such as Name, Address, and Area Code and Telephone Number, when you give this information. Do not list formal titles here or any nicknames. Such informality may demonstrate friendliness but not professionalism.

In your address, list the place where you can be contacted when you send out your resume.

Be sure to include a telephone number at which you are certain someone is available to answer calls. If you are listing an out-of-town number, explain in your cover letter that you will call the potential employer. As a job applicant, you should not expect a potential employer to pay the costs of a long-distance telephone call. Indicate the specific time you will call, and then do so. If you cannot be available to answer your phone, ask someone to do it for you, use an answering machine with a professional message, or arrange to use voice mail.

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