Recruiters and HR executives are looking at anywhere from dozens to hundreds of cover letters and resumes, and three or four solid paragraphs of copy is difficult to skim, which is the first thing they are likely to do.
I have acquired very strong research skills and the knowledge to use various methods to study plant and animal life from a molecular stage to help improve farm production and to look for ways to improve the quality of life for all humans. There are a variety of fonts that can be used—Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica—but the key is to be conservative and clear.
From throughthe BLS projects job growth for medical scientists at 8 percent. This article will focus on components of the cover letter for a research scientist.
The cover letter grabs the interest of the recruiter, human resources executive or employer enough so they look at your resume.
Jennifer Smith, address it to her. My experience includes managing projects by planning the details and timelines, keeping in-depth documents of the projects and by ensuring all projects meet the requirements set forth by the grants.
I have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a research team. You can wrap the letter with something along the lines of: Additional details can be found in my resume.
I also have lab experience with extensive knowledge of the tools and procedures used in this industry. One of the worst things a cover letter can be—aside from having typos and grammatical problems—is too dense.
As such, I recommend that the middle of the cover letter be bulleted highlights of your skills or, even better, key accomplishments. For the most part, all seven steps or tips apply to any cover letter. Match your cover letter to your resume or CV.