CV by Job type: R&D Science CV

The problem with most engineers is that they don’t really know how to write a proper resume.  That is not good news for the candidate or the employer because a poorly-written resume might just mean they get passed over for a job that fits them perfectly. But before you go out looking for a professional writing service, here’s a quick guide to create the ideal R&D resume sample.

The key to a good resume is writing it to tailor its contents to that of the needs of the hiring company. In most cases, a resume will go through an initial screening from an automated resume scanner, then to the eyes of a recruiter.

Your resume should catch the attention of the recruiter at a glance. Convince the hiring manager that your application warrants a follow-up, and then provide them with technical talking points. Your resume should present all your positive attributes as quickly as possible, with as little content as possible. This may sound impossible, but a hiring manager does not want to read a 5-page journal article to find out whether you are a perfect fit or not. What it means is that your resume should be formatted and presented in a way that makes it easy to locate and understand the key points on the page. Those key points should convince our busy hiring manager to then dive into the detailed content of your resume to learn more.

Every resume is different, and you should customize your resume to reflect you as an applicant. Don't feel pressured to put something on your resume it doesn't add value to your personal description.