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  1. 1. “ Crafting a Winning Resume” Clifford S. Mintz, Ph.D.
  2. 2. Purpose of a Resume <ul><li>Concise review of the progress of a professional career </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary first step in the job search process </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle to get a “face to face” interview with prospective employers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Resume Versus Curriculum Vitae <ul><li>Resume is a 1-2 page career summary </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum vitae (CV) is a longer and more descriptive version of a resume </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum vitae are always acceptable for scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Urban legend: resumes are the norm for industrial jobs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Critical Features of a Resume <ul><li>Must be clearly and concisely written </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate must be presented in the “best light” </li></ul><ul><li>All information should be accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Must not be cluttered or overly stylized </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should have an open look </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not use bullets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colored or special paper not required </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Important Considerations <ul><li>“ One size does not fit all” </li></ul><ul><li>Different formats for academic vs. industrial resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes must be “tweaked” for each job application </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes that are submitted in response to ads should be crafted to contain key words </li></ul>
  6. 6. Basic Resume Elements <ul><li>Name and contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Qualifications (Profile) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Professional Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Awards and Honors </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Affiliations And Societies </li></ul><ul><li>Other Skills </li></ul><ul><li>References (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul>
  7. 7. Summary Of Qualifications <ul><li>A highly skilled medical communications professional with over 12 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries Motivated individual who possesses an extensive background in medical writing, strategic planning, regulatory affairs and medical marketing. Therapeutic areas of expertise include biotechnology products and monoclonal antibodies, anti-infectives, vaccines, immunology, metabolic diseases, oncology and cardiovascular diseases. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Professional Experience <ul><li>Transcell Technologies, Monmouth Junction, NJ 1994-1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Director/Lead scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Managed and oversaw antibacterial discovery programs </li></ul><ul><li>Identified bacterial targets and developed assays for high </li></ul><ul><li>throughput screening of carbohydrate and glycopeptide libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted MIC assays to assess antimicrobial activity of lead </li></ul><ul><li>compounds </li></ul><ul><li>Managed day to day laboratory operations and direct research </li></ul><ul><li>activities of associate scientists </li></ul>
  9. 9. Education <ul><li>B. S. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Majors: Microbiology/Animal Science </li></ul><ul><li>M. S. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Major: Bacteriology </li></ul><ul><li>Ph. D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Major: Bacteriology/Medical Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Postdoctoral College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY; Genetics of Legionella pneumophila ; Howard Shuman, Ph.D. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Additional Professional Activities <ul><li>Lecturer , Food and Drug Administration trainees, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979- 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Ad hoc reviewer , Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 1978-1980; Bioassays, 1987-1988; Regional Immunology, 1992-present; Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Invited instructor , National Medical School Review, 1990-1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Invited reviewer , Environmental Protection Agency, 1992 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Award and Honors <ul><li>American Society for Microbiology Foundation Lecturer, 1998-2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting Scholar, Borstel Research Institute, Borstel Germany, March 23- April 24, 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>MacArthur Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1986-1987 </li></ul><ul><li>NIH Postdoctoral Trainee, 1984-1986 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Professional Affiliations and Societies <ul><li>American Society for Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>American Association for the Advancement of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology Council of New Jersey </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Skills <ul><li>Fluent in Spanish and French </li></ul><ul><li>Member, Olympic Rowing Team </li></ul><ul><li>Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive use of the Internet to conduct research </li></ul>
  14. 14. Publications <ul><li>Peer Reviewed Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Books and Chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracts and Poster Presentations </li></ul>