In a recent post, blogger Biochem Belle of There and (Hopefully) Back Again shares her "decision to be less restrictive in my job search than I was a couple of years ago and to apply for both academic (postdoc) and industry positions." A choice that she says means, "among other things, having two versions of my CV." In drafting two versions of the same document — an "industry CV" as well as a "traditional" one — the blogger says she's discovered that "academics care about your pedigree and publications; industry wants to know what you can actually do — as in what methods and programs you actually have experience with." In a comment to this post, Rocket Scientista says that her industry CV makes her appear "much more impressive," than her academic one does. Reader Mkasprow responded to Biochem Belle's post on Twitter, saying: "For industry CV need to research the company so you can clearly specify how your skills help them."
Kill Two Birds with Two Stones
Jul 10, 2010