Legal CV Structure/Content

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  1. Olivia Graham

    Olivia Graham Star Member

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    Does anybody have any advice as to structuring a legal CV and what content should be included?

    This is particularly aimed at securing paralegal/legal assistant jobs!

    Thank you:)
     
  2. Jessica Booker

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    If you are coming in with limited experience:

    NAME
    email/mobile number/LinkedIn link
    Academics (back dated)
    Work experience (back dated - can be split into the following categories though: legal work experience, other work experience, volunteer work)
    Extra curriculars
    Skill set (languages, knowledge of software, certificates, accreditation)

    You can then choose to include any of the following sections:
    Events & Conferences
    Interests

    Make sure it is no more than 2 pages
     
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  3. Jaysen

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    You definitely don't need to structure it this way, but for reference - here is roughly what my CV looked like.
     

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  4. Olivia Graham

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    Thank you so much both of you!
     
  5. Jessica Booker

    Jessica Booker Legendary Member
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    This is pretty much an ideal version of a CV. Very easy to digest and quickly.

    I am the most pedantic person out there and I could find fault with pretty much any CV (including my own) - with this one my point would be to make the dashes between dates consistent. But if that's all I can pick fault with it, it's a good CV

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