How to write your biotechnology resume is simple. If you are a student or want to transition into a career within the biotech field and have limited work experience, don’t worry. This site is designed for you. If you already have a resume and or, you already have a job working for a pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic or other cGMP/GLP organization, the advice and resume format examples found here will be useful to you as well.
The first step to preparing your resume is to make a list of all your work experience and all skills you learned on your own, at a job, or in school. You want to create a master list of skills and work experience that you can use to pick and choose from as you make your resume custom to the job you are applying for. You do not need to list all your skills on your resume every time. Hiring mangers spend about 6 seconds reviewing your resume before they decide if it contains what they are looking for. Match the job requirements listed in the posting with the list of skills you made. If you don’t know what some of the words in the job posting mean, search for them in the Biotech Dictionary. If you can’t find them, send me an email and I’ll add them.
Start making the list of your skills and experience now. List equipment you have used, techniques you are familiar with or experiments you have been a part of. On a blank page brainstorm and write down everything you’ve done. Keep breaking down your experiences to create lists of skills, experience, knowledge and work history that will create your resume writing toolbox.
The next step is to format your resume template.