Beginner CRA

CRA BASICS, TIPS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR ENTRY LEVEL CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES OR THOSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

What Should Your CV Look Like When You Are First Starting Out?

Curriculum Vitae

Hi Everyone,
I know that I have been receiving this question a lot in my emails so I decided to address it in a public forum.
When I first started out applying to clinical research assistant positions, as I have said in other posts, I had no idea what I was doing.
• I used the resume that I had straight out of college and I did not edit it to reflect the job I was applying to.
• I did not have anyone look at my CV beyond my college administrator.
• I never had a professional working in the field review my CV.

It was not until I had my CV polished up to reflect and highlight key things that recruiters and hiring managers are looking for did I start receiving call backs.

Your CV should reflect an understanding of utilizing procedures and guidelines not necessarily clinical research related especially if you don’t have any relevant positions or experience but related to whatever job experiences you have.

People should know from reading your CV…
• That you are able to apply procedures on paper into action.
• You are responsible
• You are able to notice discrepancies and are willing to take action
• You are able to work both independently and in team setting.
Again everything I am saying is relevant and specific to the experience listed on your CV.
Please Visit the “Get your CV reviewed” blog to have me review your CV.

-Sara

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