How to get a job in a law firm – top ten CV tips

How to get a job in a law firm – top ten CV tips

You wouldn’t read a boring book. So why put yourself through the misery of reading a rambling CV littered with poor grammar and spelling mistakes?

Truth is, you wouldn’t and so it’s crucial your resumé grabs the attention of prospective employers before it’s thrown into the dark abyss of the dustbin. Here are ten ways to help you secure that all-important interview:

  • Clear introduction – make it clear who you are, what you specialise in and where you are hoping to work.
  • Stick out – applicants often have similar qualifications, says Faciendum’s Timothy Doody. You should highlight your legal experience right at the start to show firms you can “assist them in the real world of law”.
  • Detail – explain the legal issues you’ve been involved in when describing previous transactions and cases. Andrew Ellaby, managing consultant at Hays Legal, claims applicants don’t always go into enough detail about their work.
  • Bu

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