10 Words Recruiters Love Seeing on Your Resume (and 10 They Hate)

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: With so little space and so much awesome information about your career to share, it’s critical that you get picky with the words you use on your resume.

Unfortunately, when trying to make a resume that stands out, people often get a little too, shall we say, creative with their word choices, opting for corporate-sounding buzzwords that they think hiring managers want to hear, rather than simply describing their accomplishments.

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10 Career Tips For 20-Something-Year-Olds

1. There is no clearly defined pathway. Sometimes your career will go sideways. You’ll work in industries that have no direct correlation to each other, and learn immensely from each of them (with jobs in interior design and international trade in the same year.) When you move to the South, you’ll end up taking whatever work you can get, until you find something you love. The rewards and lessons throughout will surprise you.

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Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA) Conference Brisbane 2014

Held annually in July, the Conference is attended by more than 500 law students from Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia. It is one of the largest student conferences in Australia, and the only conference of its kind for law students. On the 7 - 13 July, the brightest law students will compete in the national finals of six legal competitions.

ALSA Conference also features the highly topical Australian Legal Education Forums, Skills Workshops to boost career essentials and Career Forums. 

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HR Experts Confess: 8 Biggest Interview Mistakes

They meet more people in an afternoon than most of us do in a year. But what faux pas do human resources pros see again and again during the interview process?

We picked the brains of two high-profile executives to find out what you definitely should and shouldn’t say, as well as what they secretly think of your résumé.

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30 Things You Can Do To Get Your Resume Noticed

There is certainly a time and a place for a complete resume overhaul. Taking a couple hours to really clean up your CV is worth doing before you start a job search, or even just once a year as a tune-up to keep it up to date.

But as a law student or graduate, sometimes you don't have that time. Rather, you just have a few minutes, and you want to spend them giving your resume a quick polishing-up. And for those times, we made you this list of resume updates that only take a few minutes, but that can make a big difference in making your resume shine.

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The Question That Is Always Asked in a Law Interview (And How To Answer It)

In some ways, it is the most important question of the entire interview. Particularly in a legal environment, the interviewer will look at how you answer this question as representative of your top priorities and how you differentiate yourself from other candidates. Prepare in advance, but, above all, you should answer it by applying what you have learned from the interviewers, and that are lively, rather than formulaic.

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What law recruiters look for in a CV

Whether you are applying for a graduate role, associateship, clerkship or volunteer internship, you will need a legal CV – a resume that caters specifically for a legal position. What is the difference between a standard curriculum vitae and a law one? What stands out for employers?

Beyond Law have published an annotated CV with comments and advice from leading law firms and organisations including top-tier international firm Linklaters. You can read about the tips and tricks suggested by HR representatives and employers on how to tailor your CV to make it stand out for your next application. As recruiters only look at your resume for an average of six seconds before making a decision about you, you need to make sure the CV represents you and your achievements in the best possible light.

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Internship Travel Grants for Undergraduate Students

The Chantal Paydar Foundation was established to commemorate the life of Chantal Paydar and to continue her life’s calling towards establishing equality in the world. The Foundation emphasizes the importance of establishing and fostering human connections amongst people of different backgrounds through education and multicultural exchange. The Foundation seeks to establish a humanitarian approach towards addressing ethnic, gender and political inequality in the world community.

This grant is intended for undergraduate students who have chosen academic studies related to international relations, peace and conflict resolution. Students of other academic backgrounds will be considered if they can demonstrate how they will apply their studies, as well as this internship, to positively impact our world. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate a commitment to international humanitarian service and working for peace. 

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How to Thrive and Survive as an Australian Law Student

NSW Young Lawyers have published a guide on "How to Thrive and Survive in Your First Year of Law", aiming to expose the media contradictions and dispel the public perceptions that the practice of law is glamorous, interesting, highly prestigious, and well paid.

The guide aims to assist new law students in deciding whether a legal career is the right choice for them, and if so, how to survive the everyday legal professional challenges from law school through to the first few years of legal practice.

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