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  • EIP Resume Review Happening Now

    March 2, 2023

    The EIP Resume Review Program is now open. If you are participating in EIP and would like to have your resume reviewed by OCS, the time is now. Get one step of the process out of the way before you leave for the summer.

  • Private Sector Resume Review

    January 3, 2023

    If you did not submit your resume for review through the OCS 1L Resume Review Program in the fall, it is not too late to get feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers.

  • Reminder- OCS 1L Resume Review Happening Now

    November 17, 2022

    The OCS 1L Resume Review Program is happening now, and is your chance to submit your resume for feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers. Review the Resumes section of our website before submitting your resume for review.

  • Last Resume and Cover Letter Workshop for the Semester

    November 10, 2022

    Remember, the OCS 3L Peer Advisers will be available to assist you with your resume or cover letter for use in the 1L summer job search in the private sector. Come to the upcoming Resume and Cover Letter Workshop- there is only one left this semester.

  • Reminder- OCS 1L Resume Review Happening Now

    November 8, 2022

    The OCS 1L Resume Review Program is happening now, and is your chance to submit your resume for feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers. Your legal resume is your first impression to employers, so make sure it is the best it can be.

  • Only 2 More OCS Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

    November 1, 2022

    Come to the upcoming Resume and Cover Letter Workshops- there are only 2 left this semester. These workshops are an easy way to get your private sector application documents ready in a setting where you can ask questions and have aspects of your documents reviewed.

  • Resources for Writing a Strong Cover Letter

    October 25, 2022

    Some 1Ls have never written a cover letter and many students simply dread writing one. Writing a cover letter does not have to be intimidating. Start by reviewing our Cover Letter  webpage to simplify the process of writing a strong cover letter.

  • Reminder- OCS 1L Resume Review Program

    October 25, 2022

    Take advantage of the OCS 1L Resume Review Program by submitting your resume for feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers. Now is the time to get your resume into the proper format for legal employers and get it reviewed to ensure it is ready to go when it is time to apply starting in December.

  • Get Back in Touch with your References

    October 21, 2022

    As you settle into the new school year, it’s time to reconnect with the people you will want to list as references during your upcoming summer job search. Take a few minutes over the next few weeks to draft a short email to them, describing your law school experience so far and checking in with them.

  • OCS 1L Resume Review Program- Happening Now

    October 21, 2022

    The OCS 1L Resume Review Program is your chance to submit your resume for feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers.

  • The One-Page Resume

    October 18, 2022

    Your legal resume should be no longer than one page. You will need to capture the reader’s attention quickly, as the reader will likely be reviewing a large number of resumes. Focus on the information that demonstrates your qualifications for the position, and shows how you would be an asset to the employer.

  • OCS 1L Resume Review Program Now Open!

    October 11, 2022

    The OCS 1L Resume Review Program is your chance to submit your resume for feedback from an OCS adviser before applying to employers. Your legal resume is your first impression to employers, so make sure it is the best it can be.

  • Creating Your Legal Resume: Resources to Get You Started

    September 29, 2022

    For those of you wanting to get an early start on the task of drafting your resume for next summer’s 1L job search, start with the Resumes section of the OCS website.

  • Use Your HLS Email Address — You’ve Earned It!

    July 19, 2022

    Branding is important, even in the hiring process, and when it comes to the legal profession, there is no better brand than Harvard Law School. When listing an email address on your resume or other application materials, it is important to use your HLS email address.

  • EIP Application Materials

    July 12, 2022

    You need only a resume to bid on employers for EIP. You will upload your transcript to Flo Recruit just before EIP, and interviewers will not see your grades until your interview.

  • Check Your Preview Resume

    June 8, 2022

    Before submitting your resume to firms through EIP Preview, make sure it is in the updated and in the proper format. Even if you had a professional resume before law school, for Preview and EIP, law firm employers expect resumes to look a certain way.

  • Your Preview Resume

    May 26, 2022

    If you haven’t already, update your resume to include this summer’s job so it is ready to go for EIP Preview bidding beginning next week. You may be wondering how to handle this summer’s job description on the resume you will submit for Preview given it is still early in the summer.

  • Get Your Resume EIP-Ready Now

    April 7, 2022

    The EIP process can feel overwhelming, but there are some small things you can do now that are relatively easy. One step you can take now is to get your resume EIP-ready. Your attention will soon turn to your exams, and then to beginning your summer jobs. Updating your resume for EIP and submitting your resume for EIP Resume Review are easy EIP prep to get out of the way before summer.

  • EIP Resume Review

    March 29, 2022

    If you are participating in EIP and would like to have your resume reviewed by OCS, the time is now. Submit your resume through the OCS EIP Resume Review Program. Get one step of the process out of the way before exams. Add this summer’s job and simply leave space for the job description which you will fill in this summer.

  • EIP Resume Review Happening Now

    March 8, 2022

    The EIP Resume Review Program is now open. If you are participating in EIP and would like to have your resume reviewed by OCS, the time is now. Get one step of the process out of the way before you leave for the summer. Add this summer’s job and simply leave space for the job description which you will fill in this summer. This program is for EIP resumes only (not clerkship resumes). Follow the directions detailed in the link above to participate.

  • EIP Resume Review

    March 1, 2022

    It is early, but EIP Preview bidding is only 3 months away. Now is a great time to focus on Leg 2 of the EIP Roadmap: getting your materials ready. You may now submit your resume to OCS for EIP Resume Review. Add this summer’s employer if you know where you will be working, and simply leave space for the job description which you will fill in this summer.