June 29th, 2018

Writing a Resume for Pharma

No matter how technically astute you are, if you can’t sell your strengths during your job search, your job search can run much longer than you like.

Here are some tips from Fatemah Mirza, professional resume writer at CareerTuners on writing a resume for pharma or biotech resume:

1) Use the visual center strategically

The beginning of your resume must engage the reader quickly so they spend more than just a couple seconds looking at your career trajectory. The visual center, the top 1/3 part of your resume, needs to host job specific keywords like assembly skills, production acumen, team building, and management expertise. Follow each keyword with “proof” – an impressive accomplishment from your history – to create a summary section like the one below.

  • Business Expansion: Launched a $26M product, boosting sales to $50M, in collaboration with the sales team. Developed special reporting tools targeting industry specialists by gaining data market access.
  • Market Sizing: Partnered with management to extend a mass invite to client partners and sales teams for an internal technology summit at COMPANY 2. Achieved audience goal and promoted new product, exceeding launch goals by 87%.
  • Global Route-to-Market: Managed a cross-functional team of 7 and directed the product development team to create and execute globally successful GTM strategies at COMPANY 3.

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