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Finally, a practical guide targeted to meet the special needs of lawyers... As the legal profession becomes more obsessed with the bottom line, its more important than ever that you learn how to showcase your attributes, education, and experienceMoreFinally, a practical guide targeted to meet the special needs of lawyers... As the legal profession becomes more obsessed with the bottom line, its more important than ever that you learn how to showcase your attributes, education, and experience most effectively in a tight marketplace. Written by longtime legal search consultants, Best Resumes for Attorneys provides you with the tools to do just that, whatever your level of experience or legal specialty. This clever, concentrated handbook enables you to construct a clear, concise, and persuasive resume that emphasizes your strengths, assists you in writing compelling cover and thank-you letters, and even recommends to you how you can adroitly handle job interviews. Complete with more than 140 sample resumes and cover letters that point up good and bad presentations in 48 legal practice areas, it shows you how to:Use formats and action words to give your resume added powerMaximize the positive impact of your resume by including certain essentials--and excluding peripheral or unintentionally damaging itemsAdjust your resume based on your level of job experienceTarget cover and thank-you letters to various kinds of legal employersSuccessfully handle the toughest interview situations, including questions regarding past conflicts with employers and even terminationAce screening and call-back interviews by understanding the vital differences between the twoApproach reference checking the right way to put yourself in the best possible lightIn todays highly competitive legal environment, the difference between whether you land a job or lose out to another applicant can be as small as a brief item in your resume, a passing response to an interview question, or the strength of a single reference. Give yourself the best chance of securing a new job by relying on the one practical book on the market today that covers all the details and fully understands your particular needs as a job seeker--Fondell and Russos Best Resumes for Attorneys.