Building Your Application
Your application has three components : a cover letter, resume and transcripts.
A cover letter is the first formal information piece reviewed at BLG. Although it is unlikely that you will secure an interview based on the cover letter alone, you may lose an opportunity if it is weakly crafted.
Here are some quick tips to ensure that your cover letter makes an impression :
- Demonstrate strong writing skills with appropriate grammar;
- Pay attention to detail, especially when it comes to spelling errors or typos;
- Communicate your ability to succeed as a professional at BLG;
- Ensure the letter is clear, concise and preferably not more than one page;
- Provide factual information without exaggeration or embellishment;
- Avoid meaningless filler or superlatives;
- Highlight strengths;
- Be a professional - creative factums, press releases,
jokes or informal language are not appropriate for business correspondence; and
- Indicate why you are interested in BLG and why you should be considered for an interview.
The best resume is one that truly reflects who you are. A resume should offer an executive overview of your experience and success, but not become a catalogue of everything that you have ever done.
Upon receipt, we should be able to skim overall contents quickly. Appearance should not detract from the content.
Review the content carefully and eliminate extraneous materials such as:
- High school achievements;
- LSAT scores;
- Computer skills;
- Career objective statements; and
- Details about jobs that are self-explanatory.