5 Differences Between Legal and Business Resumes


There are some things you should know about lawyers. For the most part, we’re suspicious (both by nature and by training), detail-oriented, and risk-averse. That means law firms and legal departments tend to be conservative work environments. That’s the audience of your legal resume.

Knowing your audience is important because résumés are essentially marketing documents designed to get an employer to call you in for an interview, so targeting your résumé toward a specific type of employer and a specific types of job increases the chance your résumé will be successful in its goal.

Read the rest of my guest post on former executive recruiter Jared Redick's Mid-Career Minute: 5 Differences Between Legal and Business Résumés. Stick around a bit while you're there; Jared has great insights!