Common Problems with Pharmaceutical Industry CVs

At Evolve we see a lot of CVs. It is a vital part of the pharmaceutical recruitment and contract sales process, and it is fair to say that we see a variety of different CV’s; good, bad and ugly. In a highly competitive pharma recruitment market our clients want the best CV possible. It is in our interest to provide as much information as possible in order to create the best CV.

The first thing that can make or break a CV is spelling mistakes. In 2013, a survey from CareerBuilder suggested that around 58% of CV’s have spelling mistakes! In the pharmaceutical recruitment and contract sales market, there can be no room for error. Small mistakes such as spelling errors can seriously damage your chances of getting that dream job you’ve been praying for. Before sending it off to us why not give it a quick spellcheck? Be 100% confident with your application.

Another factor that can harm a successful CV is the length. Many of our pharma and medical device clients don’t want to see a CV the length of an essay. Keep it short and concise, clearly showing the relevant information always including key achievements and reasons for leaving each company. This way, when the time comes to take that all important interview the Manager can easily see the highlights of your career.

Last but not least, perhaps the worst problem with modern CV’s within the pharmaceutical recruitment and contract sales market is lies. Do not fill your CV with lies, because it can only lead to one result - failure. Whether that be with Evolve, or at interview with the company of your dreams nobody ultimately wants to fail.

Want more hints and tips regarding writing your CV or interviews? Contact Evolve for bespoke recruitment, contract sales and e-Detailing solutions. Also, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin for regular updates regarding new vacancies within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device market.