In this article I outline exactly what happens to your resume once you upload it on to the job boards, and how to create a keyword rich resume that ensures that your resume does not get overlooked for positions you are highly qualified for.
This article was published to guide professional career consultants/resume writers, but as a lawyer, you will find the tips and strategies contained in this article equally useful.
Writing a résumé for a lawyer is like any other career marketing document. It is vital to create an employer-focussed résumé that looks at the process from the employer’s point of view, with a focus on accomplishments, a large splattering of key industry words, combined with relevant formatting for the sector.
This article is not a definitive essay on how to write a résumé for lawyers, but is more just a general guideline for those professionals writing a Curriculum Vitae, or résumé for the legal profession (solicitors and barristers) in Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
The public sector application in Australia usually requires submission of a résumé, cover letter, and/or application cover sheet and detailed responses to a number of selection criteria. Whilst addressing selection criteria is the most important element of the selection process, (without them you will not be selected) from both an agency’s point of view and your point of view, a résumé, will assist in the selection process, to ensure that the most suitable person is selected and that your application does not get overlooked by the selection panel.