Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Recruiters Advising Job-Seeking Lawyers to Leave Advanced Degree Off Resumes
This ABA Journal article discusses an interesting approach to lawyers seeking jobs – leave your LLM off your resume.
"Some recruiters at Major, Lindsey & Africa advise lawyers to leave advanced law degrees off their resumés, according to the recruiting firm’s managing director, Steven John.... John said an advanced law degree can hurt lawyers applying for jobs because it can signal career uncertainty or an attempt to delay a difficult job hunt. John noted two exceptions: Advanced degrees in tax law or ones obtained by foreign-trained lawyers don’t hurt candidates....John said practice experience is most important. (emphasis added)"
For more information, see this post from Karen Sloan at the National Law Journal.