Writing a winning resume has always been part-art and part-science, but never more than today in a tight legal market. A podcast carried on the ABA Journal indicated that not underselling, nor overselling yourself are just some of the problems.
Among the issues discussed in the podcast on the ABA Journal were such matters as making ‘objective statements’ and how some people at the bottom of their classes make the world’s best lawyers.
The discussion is between Joe Ankus, who is a legal search consultant based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The former large law firm associate also serves as executive director of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants and Valerie Fontaine who is a partner in Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith, a Los Angeles legal search firm. Fontaine is a lawyer and the author of The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development for Lawyers.
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