Your résumé is your most important calling card in your job search. It should
include the following information:
- CONTACT INFORMATION: Include phone, mail and e-mail contact information.
Your voicemail message should be professional. A message that is too casual can
create a negative impression.
- CAREER OBJECTIVE: You can choose to list or not list your career objective.
If your objective doesn't match the recruiter's needs, you may miss out on a golden
opportunity. However, a clearly stated career objective can help your recruiter
find your ideal career match.
- SUMMARY STATEMENT: Your summary should be brief.
First, include your title and years of experience.
Second, list pertinent skills.
Third, discuss your character traits or work style.
Example: "A Senior Scientist with six years experience in analytical
and bioanalytical method development and validation in the pharmaceutical industry.
Expertise in quantitative and qualitative method development by mass spectrometry,
HPLC, LC/MS and LC/MS/MS as applied to drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic research
in compliance with cGMP/GLP."
- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: List each position held in reverse chronological
order, dating back at least ten years. If you held multiple positions within the
same company, list them all to show advancement and growth. The body of each position
description should describe your responsibilities and accomplishments.
- OTHER COMPONENTS: Include education, professional training, affiliations/appointments,
licenses, technical skills and languages.
- PERSONAL INFORMATION: Do not include personal information such as marital
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