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By now, we all know that you shouldn't just out-and-out lie on your resume. You shouldn't make up a university or a job experience; employers can easily find out about those. But what about taking a little bit of poetic license with your job descriptions? Like inflating the importance of a job you had?

Your goal as a resume embellisher is to make the interviewer think that you did something much more important than you did, without ever saying specifically what you did. This requires being a little vague to begin with -- which isn't in your favor even before the interview phase because employers don't want vague statements in resumes or cover letters; they want specific, concrete examples.

Still, many people do it. According to a 2008 CareerBuilder survey, 38 percent of employees had lied about their job responsibilities. But the consequences if you're caught can be pretty severe.

It seems like a perfect fit: Only 57 percent of the Class of 2013 found full-time, long-term lawyer gigs. And in rural areas of America, there are a whole lot of people (20 percent of the population) and not a lot of lawyers (2 percent). What's more, many of those lawyers are retiring, leaving entire counties without any counsel.

This is why many states are pushing (or bribing) recent grads to go rural with their practice, and it's why the ABA announced a Legal Access Job Corps last year that would do the same.

One year later, how are those programs working out? And how are debt-laden grads surviving in the rural areas?

Landing an interview is great. You can impress the interviewer with your penchant for witty quotes from "Spaceballs" and then you're off to the races!

What? It's an informational interview? That sounds like the booby prize of interviews: "Yes, I'll go spend my time to get a guarantee of absolutely nothing in return." Well, maybe. There are varying schools of thought about the informational interview. In the interest of public service -- because, if anything, we're here for you -- here are some things to consider about informational interviews:

Should the American Bar Association drop its long-standing ban on academic credit for paid externships during law school? That was last week's "Room for Debate" topic over at The New York Times, with two people (a law student an an attorney) arguing in favor of lifting the ban, and one (a professor) arguing for the status quo.

If you're a long-time reader, you know how much I absolutely hate the idea of unpaid internships, though that's more an aversion to employers taking advantage of rising 2Ls and 3Ls who are desperate for resume filler by having them provide actual, valuable labor for free. But this is different: academic credit for an educational experience in a practical setting.

Let's take a look at the pros and cons, and see why lifting the ban is probably a bad idea.

With job prospects still fairly grim for recent law graduates, you might be asking yourself, "Should I move somewhere else?"

It's a decision fraught with questions if you don't have a job offer, and even more fraught with them if you do. Where should you move? And is it a good idea?

Here are five things you may want to consider:

It's a tough legal job market out there, and you might be tempted to do some crazy, wacky things with your resume.

Or maybe you just don't know what should go on a resume when it comes to looking for a legal job. Whatever your motivations, here are five things you should probably leave on the cutting room floor:

After years of remaining flat, could first-year associate salaries be moving upward? The Legal Intelligencer reported last week that a DLA Piper office in Philadelphia was paying first-year associates $160,000 -- that's standard for firms in big markets like New York and Los Angeles, but it's an increase from the $145,000 that's been the norm in Philly.

It's not just limited to DLA Piper or Pennsylvania. Reed Smith, which has been paying under-market rates in Manhattan, is going to up its first year associates' salaries to $160,000 effective January 1, 2015, reported New York Law Journal. The ABA Journal, citing the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), saw the median salary for new law graduates in 2014 rise to $95,000 from $90,000 a year ago.

What does this all mean for new and aspiring lawyers?

It's a dog-eat-lawyer world out there, and resumes can make a world of difference. But there are many myths about legal resumes that you'll want to dispel.

Resumes, of course, are how you get your foot in the door. But don't treat them as the be-all, end-all of getting a job; as Business News Daily points out, "A good resume will get you an interview." The rest is up to you.

When it comes to resumes, the truth is that there is no one "correct" way to craft them. There are, however, five bits of advice that either don't matter or have outlived their time. Here's what lawyers and law students need to know:

Being the neurotic law student you are, you've probably already started thinking about OCI even though it is still July. Considering the state of the legal market in the past few years, that's a good thing. Also given the market, we OCI starts up, we would suggest applying to as many law firms as the OCI process will allow. Then, after you have all your offers (and hopefully you will have at least one, and even better, a few to choose from), you'll need to decide which firm is right for you. And, just how exactly are you supposed to do that?

While there are many factors that go into deciding which firm's offer you should accept such as niche practices, or industry-specific standing, one of the main factors that will determine how happy and how far you will get at the firm may be one of the most important factors: firm culture.

I remember it clearly: during a 1L career center presentation, our presenter told us that "black or navy suits" were the appropriate choice for job interviews. Being the broke student that I was, I raised my hand to inquire about charcoal, as the only suit in my close was a recent Goodwill acquisition: a charcoal, two button, single-breasted ensemble.

"Charcoal is a bit edgy," I remember him saying, "But it'll do in a pinch."

A year later, after I gained the freshman/1L fifteen, I bought a black suit. Oddly enough, that was right around the same time my job prospects started to dwindle. Some might say economic collapse, I say "black suit." In fact, the history of my law school, including the recent precipitous drop in the rankings due, in large part, to job numbers, could be traced back to that one, single piece of advice: "black or navy suit."

Because apparently, black suits are for funerals, parties, and Johnny Cash. Who knew?