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Show Off Your Biotech Smarts

At, résumé expert Jessica Holbrook shares tips for getting your biotech résumé into top shape. Holbook says competition for open positions in biotech is currently steep, and "there are many skilled candidates looking for long-term work just like you." To become a top pick in the industry, Holbrook suggests "making your résumé pop" by using it to demonstrate a "great understanding of your industry," as well as of the company's needs. "As you write your résumé, it’s important that you add information that shows you know the industry inside and out," she says, adding that it's important to "be as specific as possible in your job target, branding statement, career summary, professional history, etc. about your accomplishments in the past and what you can contribute now." Holbrook also says that on a biotech résumé, numbers speak volumes. "…While you’re busy wowing hiring managers with your accomplishments, take time to quantify your results," she says. In the end, Holbrook adds, a tailored document is key. "The more effort you put into creating a targeted biotech résumé, the more yours will stand out from the competition," she says.