Looking for a Government Job – A Simple Trick to Boost Your Resume


Working as a lawyer for the federal government is not only a great way to give back to this great nation, these jobs are among the most prestigious positions in the profession. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most competitive jobs, especially the most prestigious assignments. So what can a lawyer or law student do now to maximize their chances of securing a challenging and challenging position in government?

Like all jobs, it starts with the right CV!

We’ve already talked about the importance of choosing the right font to make your resume stand out. But don’t let style trump substance! The words you choose to describe your qualifications make a big difference when it comes to landing your dream job.

And that’s where you can use this simple trick we learned from Candice Jackson, the Department of Education’s civil rights attorney. In other words, someone who really knows his stuff when it comes to getting a top government job. Here’s how she showed her future employer that she had the skills and experience to hold the sacred mission of upholding the constitutional rights of America’s children. Right from the start, she lists “My top 5 qualifications for an admin job” and included getting started by outlining her basic legal skills. From Politics:

On her resume, Jackson noted that she strongly attacked Hillary Clinton’s “lifetime corruption and hypocritical claim to defend women and children” in ads and videos…

Yes. The first page of her resume doesn’t provide any details about her “experience as a lawyer,” but goes deep into listing all the half-baked political hack jobs she’s slapped on Hillary Clinton. Clever! It may take a little longer, but always tailor your resume to each position you apply for. She seeks to uphold civil rights in the Trump administration — the ability to “be a lawyer” is certainly not something to be touted. With her description of a year as an associate at a mid-sized Portland law firm before launching an utterly vague solo practice, Jackson masterfully turns a negative into a positive by admitting she might be a lawyer, he there’s no reason to believe she’s going to make a big deal about it. Majestic.

Also remember that while many people feel embarrassed about dropping the name, this is your chance to get a first impression – you need to expose everything! So if you can highlight your links with convicted criminals who approve of your work, do it! You’ll be glad you did.

A career in public service is so rewarding. And though it may seem elusive, Candice Jackson has done everyone a real service by providing a roadmap to success at the highest levels of government legal work by having her resume as a template for all aspiring go-getters. Go ahead and look at the whole.

Thank you Candice for all you have done for job seekers.

Trump’s civil rights chief listed Clinton’s attacks as qualifying in takeover [Politico]


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