The Job Seeker's Guide: 5 Things to Add to your Resume, Today!
That’s the gist of this viral article published on Forbes by Liz Ryan. In it, she provides key elements in a Resume that will humanize you, make your brand, illustrate your skills, achievements and make your career objectives clear. Whilst we love everything she's presented, we too have some tips and tricks on what you need to include while searching for a job within the legal industry in Vancouver! Check it out!
1. The Locations of Your Previous Workplaces.
2. Your Career Objectives
3. Active, direct language.
4. Key achievements within each role.
If you’re a conveyancer, tell us how many files you were opening and closing each month. ICBC defense paralegals, do you have a billing number? Or, without revealing confidential information, tell us in a sentence or two the special projects or key achievements you accomplished at the firm and provide context where needed. For example: Had X role on Y team and achieved Z result. Less is more, list the big things!
5. An explanation where needed.
So what are you waiting for job seekers? Make these changes today! For more on our Job Seeker's Guide Series, click here!
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