A CV or resume many times is your first opportunity to make a good impression on a company. For this reason, you should put effort into creating the highest quality of work. The CV/resume should entail your professional and educational experience, accomplishments, skills, passions, and future aspirations. In addition to having the right content, it’s essential that the format and spelling/grammar is also flawless.

See below for more CV/resume tips:

State your objective. If you are looking to move from academia to the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, explain why.

Include the most important information on the first page(s). Education, awards, technical skills, and the most recent job experience should be the easiest to find.

Simply proving you work in this industry isn’t enough, show your passion for the industry. Include your professional affiliations such as conferences you’ve attended, speaker/chair in scientific meetings, organization memberships, etc.

Quantify the facts. Numbers grab our attention, so quantify the measurable information.

Include a link to your LinkedIn or professional web page. The link helps the recruiter and hiring manager get a better feel for who you are.

Ensure your contact information is easy to find. Include your contact information at the top of the page.

Don’t forget about the extras. Include your publications, presentations/abstracts, and patents.

Proofread, proofread, proofread! Performing a spelling and grammar check is not enough. Print out a copy and have someone else proofread it for you.

Check out what to do once you’ve secured the interview Here.