Top 10 CV tips for budding lawyers
I recently did a CV tips session at Reading University, and as a result have been reviewing around 20 CVs from the perspective of a future employer. Here are my top 10 CV tips: 1. Tell stories. Most graduate jobs don't actually need a CV plus cover letter any more - they use online application forms, so the CV is a template from which you will pick out, paste and adapt the relevant details. Notice that most application forms ask questions, inviting you to tell a story; for example, to show how you reacted, dealt with a difficult situation or explain what you learned - so present some of your experiences as mini-stories about your role in a situation.
I recently did a CV tips session at Reading University, and as a result have been reviewing around 20 CVs from the perspective of a future employer. Here are my top 10 CV tips:
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