By jessie kornberg • August 14, 2009•Choosing a Career and Landing a Job
I'm pretty sure that every single person in my law school's public interest program has a resume that looks just like mine. Garamond size 11, anyone?? We all shared a career counselor and we all got the same format, font, and tone. I don't mind. Except that I haven't been in law school for a couple years now, and I'm wondering when I'm supposed to take a fresh approach. And I no longer have a career counselor to tell me.
I know at some point your education gets eclipsed by your work experience both sequentially on the page and as a professional qualification in general. But when is that exactly? I've had two jobs since law school: a clerkship and this executive directorship. The next time I apply for a job is that more important than where I went to college? I'd like to think so.
Maybe it depends on what my next job is. If I'm applying for another executive position within a non-profit my work is more important? But if I'm applying for a BigLaw associateship, I've still got to divulge my grades? Thoughts?