Resume doctor for attorney?
February 27, 2017 2:51 AM   Subscribe

Any recommendations for a resume doctor with experience dealing with older attorneys? I'm a 50-something intellectual property attorney looking to make my resume more appealing. I'd like to stay in the tech business (not work at a firm) but suspect there's some age bias out there.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't have any specific recommendations, but I'm an attorney in my early 30s and I'd be happy to give notes if you want to PM me.
posted by craven_morhead at 8:53 AM on February 27, 2017

IP paralegal here. I work for a federal agency. I was involved with our last attorney hiring, right before the Great Freeze. Feel free to email me if you want a paralegal's input!

Anecdotally, I think the best resume advice I ever got was from a recruiter. She knew all the right keywords that companies were looking for, and did a total re-write of my resume. Of course, YMMV when it comes to recruiters. Also, I know recruiters in the legal field tend to be more law firm-centric, but since many in-house chief counsels come from law firms, getting a recruiter who's experienced in in-house hiring might be one avenue to explore. Just my 2 cents.
posted by invisible ink at 11:18 AM on February 27, 2017

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