Hiring an Attorney Resume Writer for Your Legal Resume
There are only a handful of attorney resume writers who are former practicing attorneys. All of these attorney resume writers are well-respected colleagues of mine and each brings a unique perspective to legal resume writing. Ultimately, it comes down to who is the right fit for you and whose process jives with you. I will always recommend that any attorney looking for a resume writer consult with my attorney resume writer colleagues. I am happy to provide their names – feel free to ask!
When writing a legal resume, it’s recommended that whether you are a law student or a practicing lawyer, you should consult with a resume writer who is a former practicing attorney. The reason for this is simple: there are many variations of lawyers (law firm, corporate counsels, government, etc.). A trained lawyer who is also a credentialed resume writer is going to understand what needs to be drawn out from the attorney’s broad experience and how to leverage key representative engagements in order to make the compelling story for that attorney. Attorneys are trained to think differently, and an attorney resume writer will understand the legal career trajectory better than a non-lawyer resume writer. They will understand how general counsels are different than law firm partners and how general counsel resumes will be positioned differently than a standard attorney resume for someone in the government sector or in a law firm. They will also understand how corporate governance, risk, and other important areas of a corporate counsel come into play.
Wendi Weiner Attorney Resume Writer and Legal Resume Writing Service
Wendi Weiner is a top attorney resume writer whose recognition includes being named the #1 Resume Expert and a best legal resume writing service. Wendi has been praised as top subject matter expert in crafting attorney resumes and hybrid attorney resumes (general counsels and business executives). Wendi speaks on the national level to bar associations and other legal organizations about branding for attorneys and leveraging legal skills in the business world. More than 60% of Wendi Weiner’s clients are attorneys, and of that percentage, more than 80% are top corporate counsels (general counsels and Chief Legal Officers) at Fortune 10 through Fortune 200 companies as well as privately held organizations. Wendi focuses her attention on leveraging these clients as powerful business partners and top legal advisors who pivot their expertise between legal frameworks and business strategy.
Read Wendi’s informative article: How to Write a Legal Resume and Build Your Brand
Read Wendi’s viral story in the HuffPost: How I Used My Law Degree to Get Out of Law
Read Wendi’s article in the HuffPost about the value of a law degree: The 3 Reasons Why My Law Degree Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur
Read Wendi’s featured interview in the ABA publication: Put Your JD Advantage to Its Greatest Advantage
Watch Out for Resume Scams and Self-Ranked Top 10 Lists
Since 2018, there has been a permeation of scams from a newly established resume services company writing fake top 10 lists and trolling well-known and well-established resume writers like myself, yet calling itself #1 in each and every industry and location throughout the U.S., Canada, and even Australia and India.
I have written multiple informative articles shedding light on the resume scams this company has proliferated in the industry along with fake reviews and disparaging articles with false information the owner has written about competitors, including myself. The company has been reported to national and federal agencies and the BBB has issued a report on it for deceptive marketing practices, unsubstantiated reviews, and unverifiable credentials.
As attorneys, we can weed through a self-ranked list. We know that it’s fraudulent and deceptive to claim to be the #1 source of resume writing for lawyers and attorneys and rank yourself above someone with an actual J.D., a decade-plus legal career, and national speaking presence to lawyers.
If you have found me on these lists, please re-consider the lack of truth and veracity in it. Take note of the false and disparaging “cons” of the other companies listed on there to further deceive consumers and divert traffic to their websites.
As we know, the internet today is the Wild Wild West. Since the resume industry is not regulated, it’s important to do your due diligence and not fall for these scams.