An Open Letter From A Scientific Recruiter

by | Jun 21, 2016 | Employee Expertise, Job Search

Our Experts | Marc Kotora

You are passionate about science and technology and so are we! But we need your help. Many workers eligible for science and technology jobs don’t use the terminology or detail needed in a resume for us to find them. Let me explain why we can’t find you, and what you can do to get found.

The hiring world is relying more and more on technology every day to assist hiring professionals efficiently and effectively locate and find the best talent. Many internal and external recruiters are managing upwards of 15-20 open requisitions at a time. If you leave out key points on your resume, it may not get flagged or moved through the screening process.

One of the challenges we are presented with daily is trying to find you and help connect you with great companies and career opportunities. There are many recruiters and talent acquisition professionals that are new to the industry or might not have a science degree. Help us connect the dots with the language and examples used on your resume.

If you are a Product Development Chemist, what product did you create? Were you the sole contributor, or work in a team environment? Did you see the idea or product from concept to completion? What success did you have? Did the product have a financial impact on the company’s profits (using to and from)? Use this language in your resume to highlight your accomplishments.

If you are a Quality Control Chemist, what process or methods did you test and validate? What types of instruments did you use? What types of chemicals or raw materials did you sample and test, or interact with? If you have used HPLC, list it! It can be included in the bottom of a resume in a skills section, or keep it within the position on your resume where the experience was obtained.

This will help recruiters, hiring managers and talent acquisition professionals find you easier when searching proactively through resumes for very specific experience or disciplines.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Resumes must have the right amount of content – use specific keywords that you would find in a job description, list your technical skills and include the industries you have worked in as well.[/perfectpullquote]

You can never assume that including your company’s name in a resume will bring your name up in a search for a specific job, so details about your position and experience are crucial.

Let’s work together in finding you and your colleagues’ great career opportunities! We might have the perfect opportunity, but we need to be able to find you and match your skill sets to the job.

Good Luck! I hope this information is helpful and you can implement for any current or upcoming job searches.

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