Sample Career Transition - Law Resume

Natalie Marsh

301 West Pensacola St., Tampa, FL 33624
Phone: 813-555-6934 Email:


To apply my broad, cross-sectional entrepreneurial experience in business administration to transition into business law. Specifically, to assist and counsel local business owners on their contracts, rights and responsibilities to other businesses and the community.


State of Florida

Bar Admission, 2013

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University College of Law, 2013
Business Law, Juris Doctor

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University, 2007
Master’s in Business Administration

Tampa, Florida

University of Tampa, 2003
Marketing and Communications, Bachelor of Arts



Hunter & Harp Law Firm
Paralegal Intern


Hunter & Harp Law Firm
Founder and CEO

Skills & Honors

Sample Career Transition - Law Resume

Career transitions can be tricky, but with the right tools your resume will explain where you have been and why you are the best candidate for the job. Because of this, your Objective Statement is important for filling in some of the blanks that may be in your resume. This is the perfect place to briefly explain the direction you want your career to go at this point in your life.

Regardless of your past experience it’s nearly always possible to mold your past to fit the vision of your future. For example, Natalie started her own bakery business and has since taken the Bar exam and wants to transition into business law. Even though baked goods and law are completely different fields, they have a lot in common since she happened to own the bakery.

Owning any kind of business requires quite a bit of experience with law from obtaining the proper permits to zoning laws and Health and Safety inspections, so use this experience to your advantage. On top of this, Natalie mentioned specifically in her Objective that she wanted to work with local business owners, so that fact that she was a small business owner only adds to her resume.

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