Your resume (also known as a curriculum vitae or CV) provides detailed information on your competencies: your specialist knowledge and social skills, experience and any interests of relevance for the vacancy. Your resume should be clearly structured and logical without any omissions or errors. It is your opportunity to give our recruiters an initial overview of your major milestones.
Your resume should preferably not be more than two pages - even if you have worked for some time and therefore have more information to include. You should only list the experience, internships and qualifications that are relevant and of interest for the specific vacancy. Do you have certificates or references that provide evidence of your knowledge and qualifications? Great! Then please send them as attachments to your application. If you apply for several different positions at Bayer, it makes sense to review your resume each time. Perhaps certain activities or internships that are not relevant for one position may be of interest for a different one.
Structured and complete
Often there are gaps in people's resumes. Perhaps you decided to change your occupation or took a career break to spend time abroad. Or maybe you were unemployed or ill. If such gaps last more than two months, it makes sense to mention them in your cover letter.
As well as making sure your resume is complete, you should make sure the structure and layout meet current standards. At Bayer in Germany, we prefer chronological resumes, starting with your present position, then working backwards through the various stages in your career and education. A photo is not mandatory. However, if you decide to include one, it should be a high-quality photo taken by a professional photographer.