Q: I’ve been meaning to write a resume for a job search but just can’t seem to get it done. Help!
A: Lots of lawyers are loathe to commit their careers to paper. It seems limiting to define it, maybe because we harken back to the way we were taught to write a resume in law school…focusing repetitively on tasks, reported job by job.
I suggest you think about the impression you are trying to make, the outcomes you have created or contributed to, and the sector and size of the workplace you are seeking. This will help you start to make choices about the organizing format, wording, and focus for the resume.
Start, edit, and don’t worry–you can revise your resume and resolve any concerns before you send it out. It needs to be a document you feel comfortable with because it will launch your future, and it needs to get done so you can take that path forward.