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In this tough job market, you need to STAND OUT with a VIDEO RESUME!
– ADD UP TO TWO YOU TUBE VIDEOS!! If you want to STAND OUT, this is what you need to add! Everyone has a webcam – if not, I highly suggest the Logitech C920 – take a minute to introduce yourself!
– Add up to 5 work samples
– Paste your resume so everything appears in the correct place
Recently, Virtual Paralegal (VPL) spoke with Shiromi Praba of George Washington University for some comprehensive insight concerning their Master of Paralegal Studies Program. In our conversation, Ms. Praba was able to render an overview about the main features of their program.
It is the goal of GWU’s paralegal program to prepare students entering the paralegal profession through rigorous coursework. Courses are instructed by experienced attorneys that teach using a balance of philosophical study and practical application of law. In order to accommodate busy schedules, GWU’s program utilizes a combination of traditional classroom teaching and modern online instruction. Also, the program is intertwined with George Washington’s Law School, giving enrolled students access to seminars, workshops, clinics, and legal research at the Burns Law Library.
There are two paths of enrollment into GWU’s paralegal program. The first offers students a chance to enroll in an 8-month graduate certificate program. Students in the 8-month program must complete at total of 18 credit hours; including 12-core credit hours. They also offer a 15-month master’s degree program in which students must complete a requisite of 32 credit hours for completion. There also is an Advanced Standing Request, which allows students who already have paralegal certifications to forgo the 12-core credit hours; earning the master’s in only 12-months. The 8-month and 15-month programs are based on a schedule of only two evenings per week; making it convenient for working professionals.
GWU’s enrollment prerequisites include: a Bachelor Degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or better, a statement of purpose (250-500 words), 2 letters of Recommendation, resume, and official sealed transcripts from previous schools.
VPL learned that George Washington is one of the most prestigious universities for producing legal professionals. The university as a whole is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The paralegal program has earned membership into several organizations including the American Association for Paralegal Education, The International Paralegal Management and Lambda Epsilon Chi National Paralegal Honor Society.
The information below was provided about the program’s fees along with website links for further assistance.
APPLICATION FEE: $75
REGISTRATION FEE: $35
TUITION FEES: $816 PER CREDIT
TECHNOLOGY FEE $25
BOOK FEE: $100-$150 PER COURSE
OVERALL PROGRAM COST: $26,144
Other paralegal education programs interested in telling us about your curriculum please contact Virtual Paralegal via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
A lot of great resumes have been posted at VirtualParalegal.com – I have one suggestion: Change your resume into one for a Virtual Paralegal! There are small but important differences. For instance, do you have just have experience in certain software or do you have it on your computer? Do you have a secure network connection? Do you own a shredder?
This list is not exhaustive by any means, and I strongly encourage everyone to take full advantage of the Interactive Resume system – if you haven’t posted a few, if not 5, work samples, then do you really expect to stand out?
And PLEASE write a blawg entry! Even if it repeats your resume, it gets you noticed by the search engines and potential employers. Virtual Paralegals are expected to have a superb grasp of technology – prove it!
As VirtualParalegal.com continues to grow, we have invested in high-tech encryption certification for added security. Security is vital to our customers and we intend to be leaders in offering cost-effective, encrypted communications for websites, document management systems, e-mail, and in everything we do.
What sets VirtualParalegal.com apart from other virtual paralegal sites you may have seen? Everything. Unlike other sites, we never charge for long distance phone calls (who doesn’t have an unlimited phone these days?). We include reasonable costs for paper and toner with our rates, and if you need us to mail documents, we use the most efficient method and don’t charge for more than the actual cost. There are no fees for rush jobs and we always give a discount for pre-paid services with a full rollover of unused hours. Contact VirtualParalegal.com today for a free, personalized consultation of services that the expert paralegals at VirtualParalegal.com offer, all at great prices with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We specialize in serving the needs of our clients – from complex research and writing to marketing your business – VirtualParalegal.com is here to help you maximize your potential by letting us do the busy work. Did I mention that we are available 24/7/366? Or that we have an Unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guaranty?
Call us @ 703-859-9882 or e-mail us at Dave@VirtualParalegal.com to learn more.
VirtualParalegal.com is proud to introduce the newest feature to our resume system – quickly add links to your LinkedIn and Facebook profiles. Simply visit the resume directory to make sure your resume is formatted to your liking. We hope you continue to find Virtual Paralegal jobs and Paralegal Jobs as we add Attorney Services.
A horrible example of what you can get – I wanted to do this one quickly, just so you would get the idea. Send your resume to email@example.com and request that I post it in a Virtual Paralegal Interactive Resume. I will consult you prior to posting.
If you would like a FREE @Virtualparalegal.com e-mail address, as well as the ability to post your resume, writing samples, and other skills using an Interactive Resume (TM) from VirtualParalegal.com, LLC, simply send your resume with a request that it be added to VirtualParalegal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: I will post your resume for free only if it meets certain standards. First, it must be relevant. Second, it must be grammatically sound and well organized. While I will not be your employer, I will not post resumes that are horrible. I am attempting to further the reputation of this website as offering attorneys the opportunity to quickly and easily find paralegals to work for them – either on one project or full time.
For a small fee, I will fix up your resume and provide other services, such as a subdomain (i.e. yourname.virtualparalegal.com). Contact me at Dave@virtualparalegal.com for Premium Resume Packages that include a subdomain and promotion with your own pages, blog, writing samples, as well as my sharing your resume with potential employers. Lifetime packages start at just $5!