Clinical Research Associate Resumé: How is Your Substance?
We can tie your resumé substance and experience together, but because we are writing this article for those who have little to no hands on experience in clinical research, here's what your resumé substance should look like (Note: a sample resumé template will be provided below for download and modification). Since you are trying to get your first clinical research associate (or coordinator) job, and because you probably don't have that much experience, you need to highlight and stress your accomplishments at previous jobs. You need to start off by highlighting your greatest achievements instead of your duties at each position! What were you able to accomplish at previous positions that helped the company in a tremendous way? Were you able to come up with some hardcore ideas or techniques that, for example, helped the company cut costs and save money? After you have listed your accomplishments, it is now wise to list your job duties.
If you have no solid or pragmatic clinical research experience, but have volunteered in clinical research settings, you need to highlight those priceless experiences and skills! Volunteering is a mighty way to let the employer know that you are so passionate about clinical research research that you were willing to free up some time to acquire some much needed experience. Let your clinical research resumé convey to the employer that you know how to go the extra mile, get your hands and feet wet, and get what you want. Let them know that you know how to get what you want through volunteering. How do we bring all these tips together to create a stellar clinical research resumé?
In the realm of clinical research, your first impression is your resumé not your physical presence. If your clinical research resumé does not stand above the pack, your odds of landing your first clinical research interview are minimal let alone getting the job. If you truly want to get your first clinical research assocate job, make sure your resumé help you do the talking. Take care to properly format it. Ensure that the potential interviewer can navigate his or her way around by using good GPS (Grammar, Punction, Spelling) practices. Last but not least, make sure your resumé has a good backbone to stand on; put some substance into it. Now, [rokdownload menuitem="99" downloaditem="43" direct_download="false"]download a sample clinical reserach associate entry level resumé template[/rokdownload]. Good luck on your clinical research resumé. Need a professional looking clinical research resumé or resumé editing and polishing? Give us a shot by contacting us.
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