YOUR RESUME and COVER LETTER
Your cover letter and resume/CV are often the first documents that a recruiter, hiring manager for human resources director will see about you. Your goal is to give them a high-level picture of your education, skills and work experiences.
I recommend that you include in your resume:
• A summary of your qualifications that shows your qualification for the job. (this area can also include an objective). This area would go beneath your name/contact information.
• The exact dates (to the month and year) of employment
• For each company mentioned, I recommend that you describe the type of copmpany (such as Global Pharmaceutical Company, Medical Education Agency or Clinical Research Organization, etc.)
• Your title (or title progression) with each position and the primary duty of that position, including several bullet points about job duties and noteworthy accomplishments.
• Your degree, school and date of graduation (optional).
• Your professional association memberships or certifications.
• Tweak your resume for each job! Include several keywords from the job description.
• Make sure the verb tenses are correct and there are no typos.
• If applicable, include a link for your portfolio.
• Include “References Available On Request”
For your cover letter:
• Address the letter to someone specific, if possible, as opposed to “Dear Hiring Manager”
• In the first paragraph, introduce yourself and your reason for writing.
• In the second paragraph, mention your degree(s), experience and career goals and why you’re qualified for this position.
• In the third paragraph, include your interest in the position/company , the best way to reach you and thank them for their time.
• For the closing, “Thank you”, Sincerely”, “Best Regards” ,”Best” etc are all great choices.
Your recruiter will also suggest any changes to your resume that will create a clearer picture of you as a candidate. We are always available to offer suggestions and answer questions about your resume/CV.