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Professional résumé or academic one?

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Professional résumé or academic one?
« on: January 08, 2006, 07:41:57 PM »
I'm graduating college this Spring, but I've been working full time as a computer technician/network engineer for the last 5 years, and in the IT field for the last 8.  Should the résumé I send the law schools I apply to focus more on my school, or more on my professional life?  Granted, I got 2 scholarships, and was admitted to 3 honor societies at my school, in addition to presenting a paper at the Michigan Academy, but all this is included in my professional résumé.  It's just not elaborated on very much.  Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Professional résumé or academic one?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2006, 07:56:46 PM »
I'm graduating college this Spring, but I've been working full time as a computer technician/network engineer for the last 5 years, and in the IT field for the last 8.  Should the résumé I send the law schools I apply to focus more on my school, or more on my professional life?  Granted, I got 2 scholarships, and was admitted to 3 honor societies at my school, in addition to presenting a paper at the Michigan Academy, but all this is included in my professional résumé.  It's just not elaborated on very much.  Any help would be appreciated.

I would suggest you choose which ever resume most accentuates your strengths.  If you are equally strong in both respects then I think an academic resume would be most prudent.

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Re: Professional résumé or academic one?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006, 02:40:45 PM »
I have a general business minor, but didn't do any volunteer work (between 40+ hours per week, school, and a relationship I didn't have much time).  I have no athletic abilities to speak of, but I am a student pilot.