Scismic CV workshop
As I am looking for employment, I attended a Scismic CV workshop last night (6/5/2021). This took place at 6pm ET which made it 11pm UK time, nevertheless I attended and gained soe useful pointers. Workshop was presented via zoom.
Scismic  are a matching company, you create profiles with skills and you are matched to employer job profiles, so they are not a recruitment agency, employers are able to find you. Their primary focus is Biotechnology, again this is a workshop so was worth attending, it is good to work outside the box and take up of any help / advice available.
So, on to some of what was covered:-
How to structure your CV to match the job you are applying for, putting in your skills / expertise and then ensuring these are matched with your current or previous job roles.
Writing a personal statement that is specific to role, positive, impactful and highlights your strengths. Using the right vocabulary to increase effectiveness.
The purpose of the CV is to get you through the first stage, after which you are able to discuss about your skills / strengths further.
This helps to match you even if you don't feel you are a 1000% match, there are skills that can transfer over.
Keeping an industry CV to two pages, highlighting relevant skills.
Structure also included keeping fonts and margins consistent throughout the document, when to use tables (and the possible pitfalls of this)
Suggested CV sections include:-
- Research Experience
- Skills / Techniques
- Leadership experience
There is an excellent template at  which I am using myself. Even though I am not looking at Biotech jobs, I like the layout and format of the document.
The importance of connecting and networking with others, how to do this, who to perhaps follow on websites such as LinkedIn, Webinars and other events Also some tips on researching roles were topics of discussion.
So a very useful workshop, from which I now have 7 pages of notes. A useful item mentioned is a 'informational interview' which I am going to look in to, and in fact there is another workshop on this in about two weeks.
Workshop was about an hour, so 45 mins for the presentation and 15 minutes for questions and answers at the end.
2 Scismic CV Template
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