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Resume and Interview Tips for Science Graduates

 


Laboratory Staffing works with many new college graduates, primarily in the scientific fields.  Below are a few tips that we have found to be helpful!



 

Resume Length:

  • Resumes can be over a page long!  Do not remove important information to keep your resume on one single page.  Employers are more interested in the content on your resume, not the length.
     

Skills Section on your Resume:

  • Be sure to include ALL of your relevant skills on your resume.  If you are a science major, this would include your coursework (class and lab), laboratory techniques, laboratory instruments, and software. 

 

Resume Organization:

  • It is important to list relevant information on the top of your resume.  This would include: Education, Coursework, Laboratory Skills/Techniques, and Research Experience(s).  
     

Research Experience on your Resume:

  • Add all of your specific research experiences to your resume.  This would include the research title, what your main focus of your research was, the details regarding what you did, what techniques/instruments were used, and how those skills were specifically used. 

 

Research Experience for an Interview:

  • Practice giving a 60 second explanation of your research experiences for an interview.  Include the previously stated information in the point above.
     

Semester Long Research Projects:

  • If you did not get a chance to work as an Undergraduate Researcher in college, include all relevant semester long research projects that were required through coursework.  Semester long research projects are very beneficial to add to your resume!