The resume and the cover letter are the two most important pieces of correspondence you will write during your job search process.
These pages, which include samples and guidelines to help you self-critique, will help you make a good start on these crucial documents, and during the academic year, we also encourage you to attend our workshops on resume, cover letter, and business correspondence writing.
We recognize that, even with all of these resources at your disposal, it can be useful to have someone else review these items. To facilitate this process, we offer a service whereby you can submit substantially final drafts of your resume and/or cover letter electronically for review. In order to use our review service for your resume, we require you to use one of our resume templates.
Currently enrolled students may use the document review service by completing this form and following all instructions listed on the form. Please keep in mind that for each semester (Fall 2017 semester: August 28th to December 31st and Spring semester: January 1st to May 18th) students are limited to the submission of five documents for review. (Note: documents submitted during Fall semester do not count towards a students' Spring semester limit). LL.M. alumni may use the document review service but are limited to the submission of five documents total (Note: documents submitted while enrolled as a student do not count towards an alumni total). A document is defined as text with a separate header (e.g., a resume and cover letter included in one PDF are two documents).
Graduate Career and Professional Development will make every effort to reply to your submission within one week (7 business days), although occasionally this is not possible due to high volume. For this reason, please send your documents well in advance of any deadline.
Please review this guide to common proofreading marks if you need assistance reviewing our comments.
Please note our policy is not to review writing samples or job application forms.
There are several essential components to a successful job search: submitting well written, compelling and error-free job applications, maximizing one's personal network, thoroughly preparing for interviews, participating in Georgetown-sponsored recruiting events, and actively conducting market research through external job databases and employer directories.
Guidance on the timing of a first year summer internship job search, and how to start your search.
Cover Letters & Resumes
Guidelines, tips, and examples of public and private sector cover letters and resumes.
Writing Samples, Transcripts, References and Thank You Notes
How to select a writing sample, obtain your transcript, list references and draft an appropriate thank you note.
Key Databases and Resources
A recommended list of some of the most widely used online job listings and job-related websites.
Recruitment Programs and Networking Events
An overview of all on- and off-campus recruitment programs and networking events for Georgetown Law students.
NALP Timing Guidelines
The NALP guidelines for students and employers regarding the timing of 2L and post-graduate job offers and acceptances.
Networking and Relationship Building
Advice on how to network and conducting an informational interview. Includes networking resources.
How to prepare for and present yourself in an interview. Includes sample questions and general interview protocols.
Social Media Tips
Tips on maintaining a positive social media presence and leveraging social media in your job search.
Judicial Clerkships and Internships
Learn more about opportunities during and after law school with the judiciary, including how to navigate the clerkship application process.
Webcast and Video Library
Webcasts of (and PowerPoint slides from) our recorded programs.