- Have someone else review your résumé—PDO, faculty, 2 friends.
- For the time being, you will likely keep it to one page. As time goes on, this may change.
- On your job descriptions and interests, be specific. Job titles can be a great way to convey information and save room. So, instead of “Associate Attorney” you might say, “Civil Litigation Associate.” Instead of an interest in “cooking,” say, “cooking Greek dishes.”
- Update your Education section to note that you are no longer a JD candidate and/or your JD is no longer “anticipated,” “expected,” etc.
- When you pass a bar, note it on your resume. You can have a section entitled “Bar Membership” or “Licensing,” or something along those lines.
When you are sworn in, the sections may look something like this:
Utah State Bar, Member (License No. 9117)
Before you are sworn in, but after you receive positive results, it can look something like this:
Utah Bar Membership, expected October 2010 (passed July 2010 examination)