Entry level resumes writing is highly overrated. Most of job seekers believe that they cannot write a good resume if they haven’t had work-related experience. Not true. Even if you have just graduated from high school or a bachelor’s program, your resume can look like (or better than) a pro’s if you just put in enough effort.
Resumes, no matter what type, must always have the interactive quality. While literally, this isn’t possible, it is possible to make a resume look like it is talking to the reader. Being able to read what the employer is looking for is important in resume writing. There isn’t much that you can do once you have sent your resume to the employer so make sure that you make a “to do” list beforehand.
What does a good entry level resume look like? It looks like sugar and spice and everything nice! Striving for perfection is what you need to do at this point. You cannot settle for less. Create a resume that will leave a lasting impact on the reader and you can guarantee a win even if the company has no place to hire you – they will eventually make one for you!
Reiterate – what does a good entry level resume look like? This:
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• Fresh and enthusiastic individual with deep insight into maintaining legal file records and legal journals along with exceptional knowhow of assisting lawyers in daily office and court activities.
• Skilled at collecting and organizing client information and creating reports for attorneys’ benefit.
• Proficient in maintaining attorneys’ calendars by planning and scheduling dispositions and travel arrangements.
• Adept at recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings and filing requirements and monitoring evidence-gathering initiatives.
• Qualified to produce information by transcribing, formatting and transmitting data, text and graphics to aid in case development.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
|• Legal Research||• Precedent Correlation||• Case Preparation|
|• Scheduling||• Internal Communications||• Witness/Victim Interviewing|
|• Records Management||• Case Development||• Transcription|
WINDHAM COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Windham, ME – 2015
Associate of Applied Science (Legal Assistant – Paralegal)
Related Coursework: Legal Ethics ~ Legal Research ~ Civil Practice and Procedures ~ Real Property Law ~ Estate and Trust Administration ~ Criminal Law and Procedures ~ Legal Writing and Analysis
KUTAK ROCK, Windham, ME (6/2015 to 12/2015)
Legal Assistant Internship
• Greeted clients and interviewed them to determine their reasons for visiting
• Answered and screen telephone calls and ensured that they are properly routed
• Maintained attorneys’ calendars and scheduled meetings and appointments
• Transcribed dictation and prepared correspondence, documents and reports
• Prepared time records, expense reports and handled requests
• Assisted in performing case related research by efficiently going through predefined resources
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