The rigors of writing an entry level resume for lab assistant position are many – but then so are the merits. It is common misconception that people with no experience are looked down upon by employers. In fact, people who have no experience (usually fresh graduates) are the ones that employers love to hire. Why? Contrary as it might seem but lack of experience does not mean that the candidate is not capable. For the most part, a person with no experience usually has more fresh ideas and outlook to work and can prove to contribute more.
A resume written for a lab assistant position for which you have little or no experience needs to be “vocal”. And how would you do that? By concentrating on your qualifications and competencies. If you have had any summer commission or done any volunteer work which is relevant to the position for which you are applying, make sure that you mention it.
Think of your resume as a profile instead of merely a job application document. Through a resume, you are reaching out to a potential employer and providing him or her with insight into both your professional and personal character.
92 E Kenilworth Avenue ● Palatine, IL 60002 ● (012) 000-9999 ● ashtru @ email . com
PROFILE: Conscientious and self-motivated individual who is well-versed in handling laboratory based investigations within biological, chemical, physical and life science areas. Hard working and resourceful with excellent organizational skills, combined with the ability to prioritize substantial workload.
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Demonstrated expertise in carrying out sampling, testing, measuring and analyzing results
• Extensive knowhow of providing technical support to enable laboratory functions to run smoothly
• Particularly effective in conducting research activities on identified subjects
• Knowledge of constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, titrators and pH meters
CORE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
|– Sample Collection||– Instruments Usage||– DNA / RNA Handling|
|– Data Interpretation||– Lab Software||– Records Management|
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, Palatine, IL | Summer 2014
• Collected and processed laboratory specimens to make them ready for testing purposes
• Set up laboratory equipment such as pipetting machines and pH meters
• Ascertained that the laboratory is well stocked and resourced
• Conducted research on identified topics and provided results displayed in a comprehensive manner
• Cleaned and sanitized instruments and equipment according to set standards
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, Palatine, IL – 2014
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
Certified Laboratory Assistant – Life Sciences School
References available on request.
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