Apex InternationalKent Office
The Blue Room,
Kent Enterprise House,
1 The Links,
Tel: 01227 844498
Fax: 01227 208590
No matter how much experience you have or how many jobs you've held over the years, searching for a new role can be a daunting process. Not only must you find roles that you want to apply for, but there's also the question of updating your CV and preparing for the interview.
Here at Apex Recruitment, we specialise in helping qualified and experienced candidates find jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare roles such as pharmacists and therapists. Our niche industry knowledge makes us the perfect partner for securing your next role, and we can also help with tasks like freshening up your CV and getting ready for the interview process.
Writing a strong CV
It's likely that you already have an old copy of your curriculum vitae lying around or saved on a computer somewhere. Finding it can help you get started with your CV, but depending how old the document is, it might be worth starting fresh and just referring to the old copy for information like dates of employment.
When writing your resume, try to think of it as a marketing document that's promoting yourself. Be sure to include information like qualifications and previous employment, but try to focus on your achievements - that's what will help to set you apart from the crowd.
At the top of your CV, include a professional summary that lists your most important facts - this can help grab a reader's attention and make sure they don't miss anything that might be otherwise hidden further down.
Ensure you focus on the most relevant points. Try to keep the pages looking tidy with some careful planning of the layout and always make sure to proofread the page several times to catch any errors. Asking a friend or family member to check it over is also recommended.
Good interview techniques
Attending interviews can certainly be stressful, but with some preparation and forward thinking, you can reduce anxiety and ensure you make a good impression.
It probably doesn't need to be said that you need to dress to impress for your interview. Plan your outfit carefully to make sure it portrays a professional look that's appropriate for the job in question - and remember that it's always better to overdress than show up looking too casual.
Learning as much as you can about the company, its past and future objectives is another good interview tip, while studying the job description and other information provided can also help. Try to think about the types of questions you may be asked, and prepare your answers accordingly. Also, take some time to think up any questions you may want to ask the interviewer - that will help to demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the job.
Find your next job at Apex International
With more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical recruitment, the experts at Apex International can help qualified professionals find roles in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as pharmacy jobs and therapy services.
As part of our commitment to our clients and candidates, we work hard to provide a reliable, professional and efficient service.
Registering is easy - simply upload your CV and answer a few additional questions. A consultant will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your situation in more detail, and can advise on your CV and help with interview techniques to ensure the highest chance of success if you shortlisted for interview. You can browse our current vacancies on our website at any time.