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Office of Career & Professional Development
                               School of Law
                           Indiana University
Program Overview
  Section-By-Section Construction
  Key Elements
  Guidelines for Content
  Guidelines for Visual Design
  Common Mistakes
The Heading – Without Labels
    Name
    Present Address
    Permanent Address
    Phone Numbers–Home or Cell
    E-Mail Address
    URL – Professional Web Site
    Visa/Citizenship
Education
  Institution
  Location
  Degree(s)
  Date Awarded (or Expected)
  GPA & Class Ranking – OK for LLB
  Activities – Moot Court, Journal, Orgs
  Honors/Distinctions w/ translations
  Coursework w/ Highest Grade
Experience
  Title of Position Held
  Organization
  Location
  Dates of Association
  List action statements of your duties
 which show responsibility and skills
 development
Experience – Alternative Headings
    Research Experience
    Teaching Experience
    Leadership Experience
    Management Experience
    Relevant Experience
    Legal Experience
    Internship Experience
    Volunteer experience
DOES NOT HAVE TO BE “PAID WORK” EXPERIENCE
Activities
   Organization & Location

   Title – Office Held – Distinction Given

   Dates of affiliation

   Brief Description (if necessary)
Other Possible Headings
   Technical Skills
   Publications
   Presentations
   Licensure or Certification
   Foreign Language Skills
   Travel Experience
   Professional Affiliations/Memberships
   Professional Service
   Community Service
   Special Skills
Things to leave off
  Professional Objective

   References

   Availability

   Personal Information and Picture
Formatting Guidelines
   Length
   Paper Quality and Color
   Font Choices
   Font Size
   Margins & White Space
   Using Software & Templates
Font Choices – Yes or No?
 Tahoma             Garamond
 Times New Roman    SimSun
 Arial              Courier New

 Americana XBd BT   Vivaldi D
 Bard               Century
Common Blunders
   Stapling a Resume
   Forgetting your Cover Letter
   Not Spell Checking
   Filling in the Boxes in a Template
   One Size Fits All Resume
   Using Acronyms
   Inconsistent Category Entries
Questions?
Cover Letters
  -Your Personal Introduction
Cover Letters
   Purpose
   Paragraph by Paragraph guide
   Formatting
Purpose
  Serves as an introduction
  Highlights desired skills
  Shows your enthusiasm & interest in
   the organization and their
   geographic location
  Demonstrates your writing skills
Paragraph 1 –
Intro
  Why are you writing?
  Where did you find this announcement
   or who guided you to this job?
  Overview of qualifications
Paragraph 2 – About You
  In what ways do you meet their
 qualification requirements?
  What skills do you bring to the table?
  What is your link to that area?
Paragraph 3 – About Them
  Why do you want to work for this
 organization/firm?
     Articles
     Referrals
     Specific Cases – But be careful
Paragraph 4 - Closing
  Indicate your desire for an interview
 and willingness to meet them
  Tell them that you will contact them
 within a certain time frame (1 week) –
 unless they state no phone calls
  Thank them in advance
Formatting and Tips
  Send to a specific person
  Demonstrate confidence and
 professionalism
  Avoid restating your resume
  One page
  Sign in black ink
Cover Letters in E-mails
   Can copy and paste into body of
  message – minus address block
   Can include as an attachment
   Combine both
   Same level of professionalism is
  necessary
Questions?

								
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