A polished resume is a crucial tool for any job seeker.

The resume, along with a strong, supporting cover letter, is often the job seeker’s first introduction to a prospective employer. First impressions matter, and a comprehensive, well organized resume will set you on the path to success. A good resume could mean the difference between getting called in for an interview or never hearing back.

I offer resume and cover letter writing and editing services. I have had the opportunity to assess dozens of different resumes for a variety of positions – from coordinator level up to director level – and to interview candidates in real life hiring situations. I have also been included in job candidate evaluations with other interviewers and have developed a keen appreciation of what works and what doesn’t in the resume and the interview. Let me use my real-world experience to help you present the best version of yourself to potential employers.

The packages listed on the Services and Pricing page cover the different levels of service that I offer.

RESUME WRITING SAMPLES

Resume — Before

OBJECTIVE

To assist a San Diego area firm with my 20+ years of legal knowledge and experience.

WORK EXPERIENCE
November 1986 – present
Company Name – Redacted
Address Line 1 – Redacted
St. Louis, MO 63101
Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant
Assist and support attorneys in Bankruptcy/Workout and Litigation Departments
Draft and file pleadings with Bankruptcy, District and State Courts nationally using CM/ECF and Lexis/Nexis File and Serve
Prepare all bankruptcy documents (petition, schedule, proofs of claim, matrix, etc.) and file via CM/ECF
Prepare closing books, trial indexes, pleading and discovery indexes
Search and download corporate information and UCC Financing Statements
Download and review pleadings and dockets from CM/ECF
Maintain and docket attorney calendars
Research out-of-district local rules for conformance and compliance
Prepare and Maintain attorney files
Transcribe attorney dictation
Communicate via phone, e-mail and correspondence with clients, courts and other legal personnel

CERTIFICATION
Certified Legal Assistant
Graduated May 1993
St. Louis Community College
Attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec and completed courses of paralegal studies required to receive the degree of Certificate of Proficiency Legal Assistant.

SKILLS
Typing: 90 wpm
Proficient in following programs:
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Power Point
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Outlook
Best Case Bankruptcy
CM/ECF
Lexis/Nexis File & Serve
Case Net
DTE Enterprise
Workshare Compare
Elite Webview

 

Resume — After

  OBJECTIVE
To provide a local law practice with competent, knowledgeable and professional support gained through over twenty years of work as a highly-respected legal assistant.
  SKILLS PROFILE
Certified legal assistant
24 years working for the same company
90 WPM typing
Strong ability to multi-task
Able to take direction and communicate effectively with diverse personalities
Comfort with handling sensitive legal information professional and confidentially
Excellent ability to search/research, synthesize and summarize information
Proficiency In:
Best Case Bankruptcy Case Net CM/ECF
DTE Enterprise Elite Webview Lexis/Nexis File & Serve
Microsoft Excel MIcrosoft Outlook Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Word Workshare Compare
  EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant 1986-Current
Company Redacted, St. Louis, Missouri
Assist and support multiple attorneys in Bankruptcy/Workout and Litigation Departments
Draft and file pleadings with Bankruptcy, District and State Courts nationally using CM/ECF and Lexis/Nexis File and Serve
Prepare all bankruptcy documents (petition, schedule, proofs of claim, matrix, etc…) and file via CM/ECF
Prepare closing books, trial indexes, pleading and discovery indexes
Search and download corporate information and UCC Financing Statements
Download and review pleadings and dockets from CM/ECF
Maintain and docket attorney calendars
Research out-of-district local rules for conformance and compliance
Prepare and maintain attorney files
Transcribe attorney diction
Communicate via phone, email and correspondence with clients, courts and other legal personnel
  EDUCATION
Certificate of Proficiency, Legal Assistant 1993
St. Louis Community College
  REFERENCES
Available upon request
  INTERESTS
Marathon runner
Biathlete
Triathlete
Coach, half-marathon and marathon running groups
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