Tailoring Your Resume for a Position

Are you a scientist who has been having trouble making the jump from academia into industry? Have you found industry positions that you felt were a good fit but never heard back after submitting your resume? The process of applying for jobs can be time consuming and demoralizing. You may also have noticed that the majority of industry jobs require industry experience. This can make you feel like there are no jobs that will take you straight out of academia.

This is one of the reasons we at www.ScientificResumes.com regularly assemble lists of industry positions that do NOT require prior industry experience. Below is a link to a list of such positions that are waiting for you to apply!

But if you are not getting noticed for positions that appear to be a good fit, the problem is likely with your resume.

It is important for your resume to be relevant to the position. You might have the background they want, but maybe it isn’t communicated in a way that makes it stand out to a hiring manager. Tailoring your resume for a specific job might sound incredibly time consuming, but when your resume is already in an industry-friendly format, adapting it to different positions will be easy. You won’t need to spend hours rewriting and reformatting. It can be quickly changed to address nuances in the job description. What you need is a resume that highlights what you can bring to a company, that you are productive (beyond publications), and which shows that you are ready to step out of academia and into industry.

But how do you know what you need to highlight and how to say it in a way that will catch a hiring manager’s attention?

Our files will show you how you can quickly target your resume to each position without major re-writes. You will see how to emphasize the relevance of your skills and qualifications for a specific opening. In order to compete, your resume should be customized to reflect that position without changing who you are or what you’ve done.

At ScientificResumes.com, we are here to help you. We have the tools you need to make sure your resume shows off the “best you” to industry hiring managers. You will not need to go at this alone, either. We are here to help proofread and return your resume with comments from our expert staff made up of scientists who were once just like you.

Are you ready to make that first step to an industry career? Then let www.ScientificResumes.com help you get your resume into a results-oriented, industry-friendly format that will show a hiring manager how much of an asset you will be to their company and how your background truly fits their need.

Then, Click HERE to see a list of industry openings that are ready and waiting for an academic scientist to apply.

And send me a ‘friend’ invitation to get “LinkedIn” for resume tips and occasional lists of “no industry required” positions. When we are linked, you can also request a 10% discount code to be used at www.ScientificResumes.com.

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