A resume is a brief, informative document summarizing your abilities, education, and experience. It should highlight your strongest assets and differentiate you from other candidates. Used most frequently in academic settings, a CV curriculum vitae is also a summary of your experience and abilities, but a CV will include more credentials relevant to academia and research, such as publications, presentations, and references. Your cover letter is a way to introduce yourself to organizations in a narrative form that will accompany your resume. Use your cover letter to describe your qualifications as well as your interest in both the job and organization so the employer will want to interview you.
1L Guide to Summer Jobs
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Toolkit for Student Job Seekers. The cover letter is a sample of your written work and should be brief preferably one page , persuasive, well-reasoned, and grammatically perfect. Determine to whom you should address the cover letter. If you are applying to law firms, address your letter to the recruiting director. NALP also provides a useful mail merge feature for generating multiple letters.
Post by A. Privacy Terms. Quick links. A forum for applicants and admitted students to ask law students and graduates about law school and the practice of law. I've searched around these boards, and have read some good example cover letters, but I'm hoping to get some more interesting advice from TLSers on how to write a cover letter for summer jobs after 1L year.
Your cover letter is as important as your resume because it is often read first and plays a vital role in your quest for an interview. A cover letter is not a transmittal letter, and you may be surprised at how time-consuming it is to craft a good one. A cover letter has a purpose, which is to let an employer know why they should bother reading your resume and why they should meet you. It also serves as an example of your written work product; thus it should be clear, brief, and written in a business letter style, without any typographical errors. When you respond to a job listing, you will usually be requested to submit a cover letter as part of your application.