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  • Why You Should Put Hobbies and Interests on Your C

    Why You Should Put Hobbies and Interests on Your CV

    • 1 Apr 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    Although your hobbies and interests may not be as integral to your CV as your work experience and education, including them is a great way of making your CV more individual, and of demonstrating your transferable skills. Here are some examples of hobbies and interests that could work well on your CV, along with the skills and traits they demonstrate.

  • How to Format Your CV For a Job in Pharma

    How to Format Your CV For a Job in Pharma

    • 23 Mar 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    When applying for your next pharma job, remember that the way you format your CV is just as important as what’s on there. You could be the strongest candidate on paper, but if a recruiter or hiring manager struggles to read it, your application might not make it through the first round. In this article, we give advice on how to format your CV for a job in pharma, with information on what to include in each section on your CV, how to present it, and which order to follow.

  • How to Keep Track of Your CVs

    How to Keep Track of Your CVs

    • 24 Sep 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    Every CV you send off should be tailored to each role you apply for. If you’re sending out lots of applications, it can be easy to lose track of which version of your CV you sent where - but this is something you should stay on top of.

  • Should You Put References on Your CV?

    Should You Put References on Your CV?

    • 30 Jul 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    As CVs should generally be kept no longer than 2 pages, you need to make the most of the space you have and only include information that’s relevant and essential to the application. References are usually only required later on in the recruitment process, so it’s not necessary to include them in your CV unless you’ve been asked to. Don’t waste valuable space by writing ‘References available upon request’ either as this is a given and not a selling point for your application.

  • How Much Work Experience Should You Include on You

    How Much Work Experience Should You Include on Your CV?

    • 18 Jun 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    How much experience you include in your CV will depend on many different factors including how many different career paths you’ve had, how long you’ve been in your current position, and how relevant your previous experience is to the types of roles you’re now applying for. 

  • How to Introduce Yourself in Your CV

    How to Introduce Yourself in Your CV

    • 28 May 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    Recruiters simply don’t have the time to read every single CV they receive from top to bottom. This is why it’s so important to introduce yourself in the top half of your CV; summarising who you are, what you’re looking for and your key skills and achievements to grab the attention of recruiters and make them want to find out more about you.

  • The Best File Names for your CV

    The Best File Names for your CV

    • 7 May 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    The file name you use for your CV is another opportunity for you to promote your personal brand, and to help your name stick with recruiters. Naming your CV ‘CV.doc’ or ‘Resume2021.pdf’ isn’t at all inspiring and won’t help your application stand out. These file names are meaningless, and it’s likely that there will be duplicates of these in the recruiter’s CV pile.

  • 65 Success Words to Use in Your CV

    65 Success Words to Use in Your CV

    • 27 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    Using success words in your CV is a really simple way of grabbing the attention of recruiters by giving depth to your key achievements and clearly relaying your capabilities. Instead of using vague phrases like ‘I was responsible for…’ and ‘I worked to…’ and words such as ‘Managed’ and ‘Organised’ that recruiters see from time and time again, you should use terms that are specific to your achievements and which will help you stand out against your peers.

  • Using Statistics in Your CV

    Using Statistics in Your CV

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    When outlining your achievements in your CV, aim to back up your most important wins with statistics that tell recruiters and hiring managers exactly what you’re capable of, and the types of results you could produce in the role you’re applying for.

  • Top 10 CV Tips for Pharma Jobs

    Top 10 CV Tips for Pharma Jobs

    • 20 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    As your CV is often the first thing a pharma recruiter or hiring manager will see in your job applications, it’s one of the most important tools you can use to create a great first impression and to market yourself as a strong candidate. After sharing our advice on what not to include in your CV, in this article we’ve outlined our top 10 tips on how to create a CV that will make your application stand out and help to secure your next Life Science job.

  • Staying Safe When Uploading Your CV Online

    Staying Safe When Uploading Your CV Online

    • 6 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    When it comes to sharing your CV online, you should be selective about the personal information you make available, and informed as to how the information you do include will be accessed and managed. Regardless of whether you’re uploading your CV onto a job board, an online portfolio or on a social media platform such as LinkedIn, you should always do your research and review the information on your CV before you press upload.

  • What Size Should Your CV Be?

    What Size Should Your CV Be?

    • 4 Mar 2021
    • Editor

    There’s no agreed limit to the size of your resume. Whilst some say it should be no more than 2 pages, it really depends on the type of role you’re applying for and the amount of experience you have. For example, an entry level candidate may find that one page is perfectly adequate, whilst a senior manager may need to stretch to 3 or 4.

  • Things NOT to include in your CV

    Things NOT to include in your CV

    • 30 Jan 2020

    Things NOT to include in your CV, when looking for a job in Pharma!

  • How to optimise your CV for a job in Pharma

    How to optimise your CV for a job in Pharma

    • 11 Nov 2019
    • Mike Wood

    Whilst you should already be making your CV great by clear formatting and great content, here’s a quick checklist to make sure you’re making the most of it for a job in Pharma. 

  • Optimise Your CV to Get that Interview

    Boost Your Interview Chances by Optimising Your CV

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • Mike Wood

    A large proportion of major companies now use automated application filtering - so how can you get past the robot gatekeeper when you apply for a job?

  • 7 Common English Language Mistakes People Make on

    7 Common English Language Mistakes People Make on Their CV

    • 20 Mar 2019
    • Mike Wood

    Because English is such a complex language, it is fraught with traps that we can all fall into. With this list I hope to clear up at least a few of the confusing words we use every day. This is a list of some of the more common errors people make with English within their CV.

  • How to write a Covering Note / Letter

    • 6 Feb 2019
    • Gwyneth Holland / Mike Wood

    A great summary of points to remember when writing your job application covering Note or letter.

  • How to write a better CV

    How to write a better CV

    • 5 Feb 2019
    • Gwyneth Holland

    Ten simple points to remember when writing a great CV. Your CV is the first point of contact between you and a prospective new employer. It is unlikely that the reader will know anything about you except what’s in the CV – so try to see it from their perspective.

  • How do you stop recruiters throwing out your CV?

    How do you stop recruiters throwing out your CV?

    • 2 Feb 2019
    • Mike Wood, Portal Business Manager & Editor, PharmiWeb.com

    Recruiters are very busy people, and typically have little time to read and select CVs for any given role. For them it’s a filtering process, often starting with a pile of CV’s and throwing out the bad ones before reading in more detail, the ones that are left. Therefore your task is NOT to get thrown out with the bathwater, and ensure that your CV is one of the ones that makes it past the first cull!

  • CV File Names

    Best Practice - CV File Names

    • 2 Feb 2019
    • Mike Wood, Portal Business Manager & Editor, PharmiWeb.com

    Why waste an opportunity to promote your personal brand, follow these Best Practice tips to increase your chances of being selected for interview.