Careers in science are all about pushing the boundaries of what we know and searching for ways to innovate and change peoples lives for the better. There are a multitude of paths you could choose to take, from research to pharmacy. Whichever you decide on, it is essential to know how to stand out from the crowd.
We’ve compiled a list of our top tips to help you get the job you want in science, and fast:
Be specific and realistic
It is important to be specific about the types of roles you would like to work within, as well as realistic about what you can achieve after graduating. That way, you can tailor your experience and therefore CV to match your goals, and avoid finding yourself within a job that is unsuitable or unfulfilling. You may find it useful to spend some time researching job descriptions or talking to peers to gain an understanding of what you might and might not enjoy.
Create a plan of action
Before beginning the hunt for your first role, it would be extremely useful to prepare a plan of action – including a list of the employers you would like to approach, the tools you will need to conduct your search and a timeline. This will help you stay in the most productive mindset and tackle any challenges that face you along the way. You can read our advice on how to plan your job search here.