International: Resumes for Lawyers

By Carolyn Smith, CARW, (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Admitted to the Bar as a Barrister & Solicitor

Writing a resume for a lawyer is like any other career marketing document. It is vital to create an employer-focused resume 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 resume for lawyers, but is more just a general guideline for those professionals writing a Curriculum Vitae, or resume for the legal profession (solicitors and barristers) in Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

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