They may have some perceptions about academic types that will bias them against you, and they will want to know why you want such a dramatic career change. What will you say?
The idea was that I would conduct to minute "interviews" with each of them, reviewing their CVs as a human resources person or busy hiring manager might do before sending an applicant on for interviews with the rest of the team.
My interviewees were from every discipline you can think of in science and engineering. I had one major issue with the CVs I reviewed: Almost all of them lacked focus.
Not so in industry. In companies including consulting firms and every type of science and engineering employer, hiring managers with a job to fill will be looking for the right fit in your document. There needs to be concordance between the job description and your application.
This tie-in is essential for industry jobs, and it needs to occur in a place where it will be noticed immediately. Just like "real" real estate, the value of the "real estate" on your CV depends on the same three things: The high-value area--the really prime location on your CV--is the top half of the front page of the document, whereas the "slums" are found on the last page.
I demonstrated to the group of students the way a CV is typically scanned by an HR staffer or a busy hiring manager. I needed to make obvious how little time is spent reviewing what the applicant has taken days or weeks to put together.
But that is what happens every day.
The aforementioned engineer had this part covered; his CV contained a lot of information about how well he fit the job opening--but it was hidden back in the slums of his CV while my attention stayed mainly on the high-end, oceanfront condos on the front page and on his cover letter.
He made the problem a lot worse by squandering that high-value CV real estate with one of the biggest wasters of space there is, the "objective statement.
The old-style "objective statement" ends up being a piece of utter BS imprinted blindly and without modification on the top of every industry CV that goes out.
Experienced microbiologist seeks to move from bench research to applied process sciences for a therapeutics or animal health division of a dynamic Fortune company. Creative, fast learner with a past record of success. The problem is that "objectives" like this never change.
No matter where the application is going, the statement is always the same. Objective statements are also famous for tired phrases, such as "seeking a fast-growing and dynamic organization" or "seeking stimulating work where I can put my creative abilities and interpersonal skills to good use.
Employers would like you to think they care, but their sole concern is whether you fit the opening and have the six items on their checklist. They are in too big of a hurry for much else. So why not give them what they want? Particularly in the Wild West job market of —10, you have to spell it out for them.
You can and you must. Replace that tired "objective" statement with a "statement of qualifications": Five years of post-Ph. Fermentation process development expertise, with hands-on experience using bench-top to liter fermenters. Microbial physiology skills include analytical biochemistry, nutritional analysis, and process debugging.
See how much more "punch" the second version has? The differences are even more important than it might seem, however, because much of what he wrote in that statement was drawn directly from the job description. Better still, other parts were based on information this candidate got by picking my brain about unstated work requirements and then talking to others about the opening.
With the number of people looking for jobs today, you need to look like a "must call" in just 30 seconds. At the top comes your contact information, followed by the statement of qualifications. After that comes a brief account of your education and professional or research experience, all on the front page.
In that case, make certain you have at least your current position on the front page, along with a description that brings up points from your summary of qualifications.
As always, a lot of advice in numerous books and articles is general, directed to those who have chosen the most popular careers.Focus Your Industry CV. By David G (and on his cover letter). He made the problem a lot worse by squandering that high-value CV real .
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