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Talk About Your Research Experience on Your Resume/CV

Honing your research skills is not just about passing your classes; it’s about preparing for a future where critical thinking and information analysis are in high demand across various industries. This Indeed article sheds light on the power of research skills and how to flaunt them on your resume, helping you stand out in the competitive job market.

Research skills are your ticket to success in solving real-world problems and staying adaptable in dynamic work environments. Employers value these skills because they help create compelling reports, understand market trends, and drive innovation. By showcasing research skills on your resume, you can tell potential employers that you’re not just a student but a resourceful thinker ready to tackle the challenges of the professional world.

To incorporate research skills into a resume, the article suggests the following steps:

  1. Review the job description to identify specific research skills the employer is seeking.
  2. Add research experiences to your resume, even if they aren’t traditional research roles, emphasizing how research skills were applied.
  3. Quantify accomplishments related to research projects to showcase their impact.
  4. Include research skills in the skills section, aligning them with the employer’s requirements.

The article also offers examples of how to highlight research experience on a resume, including research projects and research assistant roles. Check out the examples and full article here.

Also, check out the CES Science & Tech Resume/CV Guide for more tips, featuring samples based on Logger students! We also invite you to schedule to meet with a CES career advisor to go over your resume/CV. We’d love to help you prepare for your next opportunity!

By Sara Winland
Sara Winland Career Advisor; Instructor: Career Launch (EXLN 401)