No matter how eager you are to find the perfect scientific job, you won’t get anywhere without a compelling CV.
With every role potentially receiving hundreds of applications, employers and recruiters often have an endless pile of CV’s to sift through. But the key to securing the job is to make sure that yours is the one that stands out.
So, check out these 6 tips to craft a winning scientific CV:
1. Research your target roles
objective of any CV is to show an employer how you meet the job requirements
and make a good fit for the company. But how are you meant to achieve that
without first undertaking some thorough research?
Before you even think about writing your CV, spend some time analysing the job description. What specific skills is the employer looking for? What qualifications and certifications and how many years of experience does the post require? Jot these down and make sure to refer to them throughout the CV writing process.
Don’t forget to research the organisation, too. By understanding their history, goals and values, you’ll be able demonstrate how tuned in and well-matched you are to the company culture.
2. Tailor to the role you’re applying to
You may be tempted to impress recruiters with every single detail of your BSc, PhD and postdoctoral experience, but remember that they’re only interested in whether you can carry out the specific job they’re recruiting for.
So while it is worth showing off your most impressive achievements, you do need to avoid going into excessive detail about aspects which aren’t directly related to the role you’re applying for.…