It seems that I am contacted almost daily by aspiring MSLs asking for “tips” on how to write a resume that will get them noticed by a recruiter or through the automated computer screening process. Developing a resume for the MSL role is a complex process with multiple factors impacting the effectiveness of it. Understanding the MSL role (not just the job description) is essential. The next element is understanding how a candidate’s background will translate to the skills needed for the MSL role. A good resume will serve as a template for the information discussed during the interview. Beyond content there are other considerations such as format, key words, and the application process.
I have over 10 years of experience developing resumes and coaching candidates into MSL positions and no two candidates are alike. It is important that a candidate highlight their unique features as they relate to the MSL role. We have recently updated our website to offer additional information to assist Medical Science Liaison candidates. Visit http://www.clinicalstrategist.com to learn more about the resume writing and job search process.
MSL Resume Writer and Job Search Coach