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Becoming a great lawyer is about presenting a solid case and convincing the judge or jury to rule in your favor. Prior to that, you have to encourage a client to hire your firm as a corporate legal solicitor and adviser. Law is therefore about selling yourself and your services to everyone required along the process.

However, there is an initial process of selling you must complete. Before you get to the stage of acquiring clients for your firm or convincing the judge to rule in favor of your client, you need to impress interviewers with an impressive resumé so that you stand out among all other candidates.

In order to be considered a top-level candidate, there are certain aspects of your resumé which will leave hiring directors no choice but to offer you a position within their firm. From writing an interesting profile to adding required experiences, find out what makes a striking legal resumé.

Let’s get to it.

Begin with an interesting profile

You have only a few seconds to capture the interest of a hiring director. Your CV content should be aimed at immediately capturing and retaining the attention of the reader. That is the function of a solid profile. Be brief and concise, keeping the length to ten paragraphs or less of engaging information. 

Present your legal expertise in bullets or numbers

Listing legal experience in bullet or listing format is an effective way to add impact to your experience and expertise. If you are an expert or specialist in Health Law, ensure that it has been emphasized. Your educational section should also be clear and concise. Be sure to detail all educational qualifications, clearly showing the ones most relevant to the position for which you are applying.

Ensure your professional achievements are clearly written

If you have served in any type of leadership role, be sure to include brief details. Any professional achievement that presents you as a person of character is worth noting. Take special care to detail any experience that would position you as an asset to the law firm you are contacting. As a matter of fact, any professional achievement is worth mentioning in your legal CV.

Ensure your CV is easy to read

Do not try to impress your interviewers with big, confusing and complicated words. You have a lifetime to do that once you get the job. At the hiring phase, ensure that your CV is easy to read and simple to navigate. Content should be spelled correctly, follow grammar guidelines and include adequate white space between paragraphs. Use bullet points to emphasize expertise, experience and achievements.

Follow these tips to make a great first impression and land the job of your dreams. Good luck!

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