I would like to have my resume rocked because I am trying to get my start and need all the help I can get. I graduated a few years ago but suffered some setbacks, and I would like to start with my best foot forward. My problem is that I do not have a significant amount of relevant experience, although my limited experiences have had significant duties.
I am seeking employment after relocating in search of jobs.
I have applied for a number of jobs. In some cases I have been “referred to hiring official,” but in most cases I am “eligible but not referred.” I know I have the desired skills for the positions, but it is a matter of selling them appropriately.
I am interested mostly in attorney positions, but anything where I can use my skills would be great.
This is an example of one position I applied for (before I modeled my resume using the instructions provided).
Thank you, in advance, for any advice you can provide.
The Office of the Principal Legal Advisor of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is seeking an attorney for the office listed in this advertisement. ICE is the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, and our attorneys help enforce the immigration and customs laws of the United States; The responsibilities of the position consist primarily of representation of the government in removal proceedings before Immigration Judges, frequently involving applicants for asylum or for other remedies under the U.S.immigration laws. Additional duties include providing legal advice to the other ICE components and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in immigration and/or customs matters. The position also involves appellate advocacy before the Board of Immigration Appeals, including the preparation of briefs and other pleadings.
Basic Minimum Qualification Requirements: You must possess:
- a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school; and
- an active membership in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Transcripts: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to prove that you possess a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school.
Bar Membership: You must submit a copy of your current membership with your application package.
Writing Sample and Cover Letter: You must submit a writing sample and a cover letter with your application. Your cover letter must contain the following information:
- your full name;
- home address;
- home and work e-mail addresses;
- home, work, and cell telephone numbers;
- name of law school, year of graduation, and year admitted to the bar; and
- a detailed description of your skills, legal experience, and interests.
You must possess a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school.
NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted to verify that you meet the educational requirement/substitution.
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