Your resume is the key that opens the door to your next job opportunity. When employers first screen attorney candidates, they don’t know your personal history, your level of motivation, or your work ethic; they only know what they see on paper. Therefore, a carefully crafted resume is an absolutely essential component to your job search.
Your resume, along with your cover letter, writing sample, and reference sheet, are collectively referred to as your Personal Marketing Package. If done right, these documents will help land you an interview.
To assist you, we offer the following resources:
For Cover Letters:
- Review our Cover Letter Samples.
For Writing Samples:
- Please review our Writing Sample Cover Sheet Example and Tips.
For Reference Sheets:
- View our Reference Sheet Samples.
Remember: When applying for jobs over email, submit your Personal Marketing Package in Adobe PDF format!
Submit your Personal Marketing Package for Review
Students and La Verne alumni are welcome to email their resumes, cover letters, and writing samples to the Career Development Office for review and suggestions. Simply email your documents to email@example.com (MS Word documents are preferred) and within one week, students’ resumes and cover letters will be returned with comments via email. Writing samples that are derived from class assignments must be accompanied by professors’ comments, which can either be emailed or dropped off at the Career Development Office.
Students and alumni may submit their materials as often as necessary for review.
For those who need substantial help getting started, please schedule a one-on-one session with Akita Taylor at https://lavernelawcareers.youcanbook.me