Thursday, April 26, 2012

Professional Development – Important Resume Building

This post from the ResumeBear blog offers some useful tips for building a resume through professional development.  

“In an unsettling job market, professional development is critical to boosting your resume and becoming more marketable. Look at it as building your personal brand; give your potential employer a reason to want you around, trust that you have a lot to offer, and see you as a valuable asset to their team. Professional development shows that you’ve taken time to hone your skills and focus in on areas that are critical to your career success.”

The tips, which would certainly be applicable to law students, include:

-    Continuing education –  law students could attend bar association seminars as well as look for online opportunities;

-    Volunteering; and

-    Personal learning – it never hurts to keep working on building research skills!


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