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CVs and Covering Letters

Articles from recruitment experts within the science industry

CV template

CV Template

Structure your technical CV into relevant sections and context. Here is an example using standard section formats most commonly used.

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CV Tips

CV Tips

Tips to use as a guide with our template to help you deliver a structured and focused CV that will identify you as a professional applicant.

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Covering letter

Covering letter

Think of a CV and covering letter as one job application. The two need to work together where the call to action in the letter is to 'read my CV'.

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Buzz words

Buzz words

'Buzz words' can enhance a professional document such as a CV or covering letter. This list may help you for when you're lost for words...

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CV Knowhow

Creating the perfect CV for Science Graduates

Posted by CV Knowhow

One of the most exciting times in your scientific career is graduating from university after completing your degree and taking your first steps into the world of work. After 3 or 4 years of hard work, studying and probably a lot of partying, you’ve now reached the next step of your career. And it’s exciting, right? However, it...

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Clinical Professionals

CV Do's and Dont's

Posted by Clinical Professionals

Having a good CV is essential for job seeking, but also so you are always fully aware of your own current job responsibilities and what is expected of you. Try and always keep it up to date as you never know when you may suddenly need it! - Keep your CV ideally to 2 or 3 pages MAXIMUM - It should contain a short profile that sums up y...

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Hyper Recruitment Solutions

CV Advice & Tips

Posted by Hyper Recruitment Solutions

Before looking at the CV advice and tips below, there is one key piece of advice to consider: "Employers / Recruiters can review a few hundred CVs a day and your suitability could be determined in the first 30 seconds." For this reason you need to make sure your CV content stands out, whilst providing the most relevant informa...

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Paramount Recruitment

Scientists!!! 8 new tips to get your CV to the top of a search

Posted by Paramount Recruitment

Scientists!!! 8 new tips to get your CV to the top of a search If you are currently registered to multiple online job boards and agency databases and you are wondering why you haven’t been contacted for relevant positions it could be that your CV is not being found in the new era of Boolean searching and CV-parsing technology. Don...

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CV Writers

Painting pictures with words

Posted by CV Writers

Remember those times you were so engrossed in a good read you forgot that you went to bed early as the bedside LED lights glow horrible o'clock? Damn that 8am meeting. Yet you still smile to yourself as you reach for the light switch. These are the books you most enjoy. They're usually written in a style that allows you to clearly...

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CK Group (Science, Clinical, Engineers and IT Recruitment)

CV Writing Tips

Posted by CK Group (Science, Clinical, Engineers and IT Recruitment)

A great CV is the key to getting the perfect science job for you. Both employers and recruiters within the scientific industry can receive 100's of CV's for every science related vacancy they advertise. Time can be tight for scientific professionals, so it is important that your CV stands out from the rest. You should use your C...

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CV Writers

Anonymous CVs: Laudable or laughable?

Posted by CV Writers

On the face of it, the recent decision by the government to make job applications to the top 100 UK firms anonymous seems like a good idea. Taking off a candidates name and the school they went to will help prevent discrimination in the early stages of recruitment − and supposedly cut the ties of the 'old boys' network. Maki...

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CV Writers

Past experience poor indicator of future performance

Posted by CV Writers

An interesting article has been published by the recruitment intelligence site Ri5, which if taken on board by the recruiting community, could have big ramifications for recruitment in general and the way CVs are structured and written. The article reports on some research carried out by The Chemistry Group which says that 75% of recrui...

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CV Writers

“Working together works better”: CVs and covering letters

Posted by CV Writers

Too often we see information in covering letters simply cut and pasted verbatim from the CV. With a job seeker churning out lots of applications perhaps this is understandable. Until that job seeker stops to think about why they are not getting any interviews. Cutting and pasting the same paragraph into both a CV and covering letter is a ...

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CV Writers

Top tips for writing a CV: No10. “suits you sir”.

Posted by CV Writers

As a man, if you went for an interview at say Virgin or MTV dressed in a pin striped suit you'd certainly get some funny looks in reception. You might not make it through security. Likewise, if you went for an interview at your local Council you'd be expected to wear a suit and tie, top shirt button done up even in the height of s...

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