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CV for Law School Application

Mark83
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Hi guys,

I'm working on my CV for my application. I know you're supposed to tailor your CV based on what you're applying for so I have a question about job history and introduction statements.

1) Do I need to write a CV introduction like some jobs require, or is this uneccesary given the amount of background you already provide in the personal statement and forms.

2) In job history, do I include absolutely everything, or just jobs that are marginally relevant (I worked in a few menial jobs during undergrad). In the same token, should I include jobs from high school or only from during or after university?

3) Finally, should I try to keep it within 1 or 2 pages or be as detailed and comprehensive as possible.
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Mark83 wrote:Hi guys,

I'm working on my CV for my application. I know you're supposed to tailor your CV based on what you're applying for so I have a question about job history and introduction statements.

1) Do I need to write a CV introduction like some jobs require, or is this uneccesary given the amount of background you already provide in the personal statement and forms.

2) In job history, do I include absolutely everything, or just jobs that are marginally relevant (I worked in a few menial jobs during undergrad). In the same token, should I include jobs from high school or only from during or after university?

3) Finally, should I try to keep it within 1 or 2 pages or be as detailed and comprehensive as possible.


Hey Mark,

The rules aren't solid here, and you can go the direction you feel best presents you. however, as a general guideline the following applies:

1. No, it's an expanded resume in some ways, so it doesn't need an intro. Pus, they know what you are applying for :-D

2. You can skip the minor stuff! And start at university unless the HS stuff is highly relevant (rare, but possible).

3. If you go more than 2 pages, there should be a compelling reason for it (as in real depth). Don't try to fluff it up so it's longer—they will see right through that.

Thanks and good luck!
Dave Killoran
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Mark83
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Thanks, Dave.