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Editor’s note: This is the third article in a new series about job transitions for older attorneys. Look for a new article in the series each Monday over the next several weeks. Links to previous articles in the series are listed at the end of the article.

It may have been a while since you have drafted a resume, and you might be surprised to learn that the rules are slightly different for a more seasoned candidate than for a junior attorney. First, we recommend a combination functional/chronological format rather than a straight reverse chronology of your work experience. Second, if you have more than five years of practice experience, you should be emphasizing your expertise over your education, so the education section comes after the experience section. And, despite what you have heard, it is OK if your resume runs longer than one page, but not much longer.

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