If you are in the biotech industry, you are probably someone who appreciates the value of precision, innovation, and being on the cutting edge.
So why would you write your resume the old way?
In the last decade, just about everything about resume writing has changed. Not only does your resume have to be a marketing tool that does justice to your skills at a glance, but it also has to be keyword optimized so it can jump through the digital hoops presented by Applicant Tracking Software (ATS).
What can you do about it?
You can hire a professional biotech resume writer.
There are scores of resume writers out there who specialize in the biotechnology field, writing targeted resumes that get biotech people jobs faster than they would on their own.
Wondering who they are? We’ve sifted through hundreds of writers and reviews to come up with this list of the top 5 best.
Best Resume Services in Biotech
If you are in a hurry and don't want to read our detailed reviews below, here is a list of the Best Biotech Resume Writers:
- Find My Profession (that's us!)
- The Resume Studio
- Resume Karma
- The Resume Guru
- Country's Best Resumes
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is not just a top-notch biotech resume writing service. We are a global company headquartered in the US on a mission to master effective, ATS compatible resumes that convert into offers.
A major perk of Find My Profession is that we are not a one-person shop.
Collectively, our team of elite resume writers has experience in 85+ unique industries/professions. This allows us to assign you a professional writer (in the United States) based on your unique background and experience.
We are also not a resume factory. We will never use “ghostwriters”. You will have your resume writer’s name, email, and phone number for direct communication.
With 100+ 5-star reviews and a 60-day interview guarantee that speaks for itself, you can sleep easy knowing that your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Pros: Find My Profession commits to working with each client until they are completely satisfied. Don’t worry about having a limited number of edits, or a set amount of time with your writer.
Cons: Find My Profession does not exclusively write biotech resumes. Also, with a focus on more senior positions, our entry-level resume service may be a bit pricey for recent graduates.
Turnaround: 3-5 business days. Can expedite to 2 business days.
Phone: (831) 888-0967
Don't take our word for it, check out some of our 5-star reviews.
2. The Resume Studio
The Resume Studio is more for those on the senior end of the job spectrum. Executive resume writer Jared Redick is based in San Francisco and has helped others in biotechnology make their resumes shine. He has 20 years of experience writing resumes and also offers career coaching. Jared’s calling card is his intensive discovery process. He takes a deep dive into your career aspirations and goals and spends 10.5 hours crafting your resume.
Pros: The samples on his website speak volumes. There are no fancy designs, just laser-focused, effective writing.
Cons: You may find the pricing on the high end and there are no reviews on third-party sites evaluating Jared’s service. He does have many excellent testimonials, however, and we have included on from a biotech executive below.
Turnaround: About 4 weeks, more if you need LinkedIn as well.
Cost: $1890 for resume only, add $1000 for LinkedIn.
Phone: Fill out the call scheduling page on the website.
3. Resume Karma
Resume Karma is based in Florida, where biotechnology is booming. Unsurprisingly, Resume Karma has honed a specialty in biotech resumes, particularly pharmaceutical and medical device resumes. You will find a dedicated page on their website describing their approach to writing resumes for those industries. This company describes itself as highly allergic to templates and can take care of your LinkedIn needs as well. They are keeping their cards close to their chest with regard to pricing and turnaround times, but they have excellent reviews from their satisfied customers.
Pros: You can kick off the process with a free resume review before you commit to an investment.
Cons: You won’t find pricing or turnaround times on the website. It’s frustrating to not have at least a ballpark idea on those two points.
Turnaround: ~7 business days
Cost: $395 - $595
Phone: (954) 918-2421
4. The Resume Guru
The Resume Guru not only covers the biotechnology industry, but he also had a resume featured in the best-in-class publication Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers. The guru in question is Robert Dagnall, a resume writer who has been featured as a career expert on CNN, CNBC, MSN, and local networks. He can work with biotech industry job seekers at all career levels, beginning with an in-depth interview process and then revising it until it represents you with “accuracy and authenticity.”
Pros: Robert has written thousands of resumes and says he has helped everyone from “Fortune 500 executives...a 92-year-old engineer, a 6-year-old ballerina, and one Klingon.” If his writing style is any indication of his personality, you will have a fun time working with him.
Cons: He has some negative reviews on Google and Yelp that he hasn’t addressed.
Turnaround: Not stated.
Phone: (619) 316-3439
5. Country’s Best Resumes
Country’s Best Resumes is a company with experience writing resumes for people in biotech and other aspects of the healthcare industry. A nice bonus to this company is that they provide complimentary career coaching and interview preparation as you go through the collaborative resume writing process. They will allow up to six rounds of revisions to your resume, which shows they are committed to getting things right. Their resume writing service is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Pros: Bonus number two about this business: They don’t just post resume examples, they also give you the story behind the subject’s career journey to that point and what happened once they went out into the market with their new resume.
Cons: There are no biotech resume examples to see, but there is a great healthcare example.
Turnaround: 48–72 hours.
Cost: $129–599 (cover letter additional).
Phone: (800) 409-8979
Biotech Resume Example
Wondering what professionally written, keyword-optimized biotech resume looks like in real life? Not many companies out there have biotech resume examples posted on their websites, but one of the companies on our list did.
Here is an example (first page only) of a senior biotech executive resume from the #1 pick on our list, Find My Profession:
As you can see, writing a great biotech resume is a bit of an art. You need a combination of strong marketing language, an elegant layout (but not so fancy that it trips up the Applicant Tracking Software HR professionals use), and smart keyword use.
If you don't need a biotech-specific resume writing service and would like a top U.S. company, please check out our list of the best & most affordable resume services.