In my years of legal recruiting, the number one question I’ve heard from law firm associates is, “How can I find an in-house job?”
I wish there were an easy answer. Even associates at top firms can find it challenging to land a fantastic in-house opportunity. However, I can share a few general resume tips based on feedback from our corporate clients that will help you write your best resume and hopefully get that first interview.
- A straightforward, easy to read and well-organized one- or two-page resume
- Descriptions that emphasize your experience most relevant to the opportunity at hand
- A deal sheet that lists the projects you took the greatest responsibility on, are the highest profile and broadly representative of your practice
- Fancy fonts
- Heavy, cream-colored resume paper
- 5-page deal sheets
- Text so dense that only a law school professor would bother reading it
And here’s another tip: I am currently working on a number of excellent in-house opportunities.
If you are considering making a move and one of these jobs sounds like a good fit for you and your experience, I’d love to hear from you!