So I know the soft skills… now what?
It’s just as important that you can demonstrate soft skills to employers as it is that you are able to discuss your technical expertise or education background.
As you write your CV to apply for a job, you should keep the above soft skills in mind (as well as any others mentioned in that specific job advert). You need to highlight these throughout your CV so that someone reading it can easily see the soft skills you have. Use the words and phrases used by the advert wherever you can to make it clear that you meet their criteria.
And when it comes time for interview, have clear examples of how you can demonstrate those skills. Employers are most likely to ask about soft skills using competency based questions. You can read more about that style of question and the format you should use to answer, in our Guide To Interviewing.
Validation Training & Courses
If you’re considering a career in Validation and think you have the necessary soft skills, you’ll still need to get your technical skills up to scratch.
If you don’t have any previous experience in validation, check out our Pharmaceutical Validation Training Course – For Starter Validation Roles, to retrain for starter level positions such as
- Validation Technician – working directly for a pharma or medical device company
- Validation Team Member – working for an engineering consultancy or as an independent contractor
(Note that actual job titles may vary – the distinction is more between who’d employ you and what type of projects you’d work on).
If you already have some validation experience (and can comfortably read P&IDs), check out University Accredited Certificate in Validation for Senior Validation Roles and move into senior-level validation roles that are more challenging and pay more. This is an intermediate to advance course where you will develop process validation protocols, plan a validation strategy and become a validation professional.
This program is university accredited at level 7 by Technological University Dublin, Ireland.
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