Commentary: How to Write a Get-Noticed, Persuasive Résumé

, Texas Lawyer


As managing partner of his office, Michael P. Maslanka says he sees lots of résumés. And many reflect this fundamental fallacy: A good résumé is one that communicates information. That is wrong. A good résumé is one that persuades, not informs. Persuasion is what we do as lawyers, whatever our field. The résumé is a new attorney's first shot at showing a prospective employer whether he has the DNA of persuasion.

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