I need to make my CV unique, I need to start applying for placements, I am trying to get voluntary experience so that I can increase my employability skills. Any more tips?
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Biochemistry 2nd year industrial placement any tips? employability skills? watch
- Thread Starter
- 24-09-2010 13:15
- 27-09-2010 09:04
Does your uni have a schools science project- where children come into the lab and do fun experiments? We have a chemistry one at my uni, so helping out in that always looks good on your CV.
Read around the subject- New Scientist, or any biochem/ biology/ chemistry magazines- it gives you something else to talk about in interviews, and helps to identify areas of interest.
But yes you'll defnitely need to stand out to get a placement. Last year quite a few of my friends applied for an industry placement (chemistry related), and only a few were successful. Apparently it was the worst year for getting placements because of the current economy, not sure if it has improved, but that is something to bear in mind.
It might be a good idea to get some practive with interview technique, and I'm sure your uni careers service can offer this. It's all good looking suitable on paper, but if you're poor at interviews then someone else will get your placement.