How to write a CV for pharmaceutical jobs

It is true to say that recruiters and employers can receive 100’s of CV’s for every vacancy they advertise. This means that they have limited time to review each CV,  so how can you make sure that your CV stands out from the rest?

To impress the employer/recruiter you should tailor your CV to each job and showcase your strengths in order to sell your skills to the reader, demonstrating that you are the right person for that particular job. Here are some guidelines that you will find helpful if you are wondering how to structure you CV and what to include in it:

Contact details:

Make certain that your contact details are easy to spot. They should be at the top of the first page of your CV.

Include:

Name
Home address
Email address
Telephone number
Education:

Detail the educational establishments at which you have studied including the attendance dates, in chronological order with the most recent first. You should include any relevant pharmaceutical modules, projects or dissertation work you have completed.

Work experience:

List your most recent research first. This makes it easier for the reader to see if you have the right experience and whether you have gained it recently. Put your other jobs after your current role in reverse chronological order.

You should include:

Name of the employer
Job title
Responsibilities
Achievements gained
Interests:

Employers will be particularly interested in activities which have developed your leadership and team-working skills. You should also mention here any volunteer work you have done.

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