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Employers love scientists!

The combination of biology-specific and general skills means that biologists are versatile and competitive in the job market. Your curious and investigative mind will be of value to employers in all industry sectors, not just in science. For example, many biology graduates will have very successful careers in commerce, industry, working for the civil service, or in the not-for-profit sector.

CV, Covering Letter and Interviews 

In order to get the job that you want you need to first apply for it. This will almost certainly involve sending off a CV and perhaps a Covering Letter. If the employer likes your application then they may invite you to an interview. These are useful for both you and the employer and they give you the chance to ask questions about the role and workplace. For before, during and after interview tips visit our Application tips.

Jobs Online

We’ve scoured the internet and have found some of the best sites for biology jobs as well as general graduate jobs for those who want to explore other options available to them.

For more information on job hunting, please see our new careers guide for biological sciences students and graduates: Next Steps: Options after a bioscience degree.