Make your first impression count! Your CV is the first thing a potential employer sees, so it’s essential to make sure it’s polished and professional. Senior Search Consultants Jennifer Mortimore and Manny DeFranco have 30+ years of combined experience working with physicians. Their tips will make it easy to improve your CV.
- Spelling and grammar. Some of the most common CV errors come from spelling and grammar mistakes. It seems simple, but a potential employer could dismiss your CV at the sight of a grammar or spelling error.
- Don’t forget to include your contact information! You want to make it easy for a potential employer to contact you. Include your phone number, email address, and mailing address. Never include your social security number on your CV!
- Don’t omit key information. Make sure your Board certification is front and center, as well as the state(s) you’re licensed in. If you’re looking for a job in a different state, make a note of why you’re moving and when you’re available to start. Ties to an area can make you more desirable to a potential employer.
- Keep your CV relevant. How frequently you update your CV will depend on your life experience, but generally you should update it to reflect new certifications, specialized training or new responsibilities you’ve taken on in a role.
- Explain any gaps in experience or time off with a simple note. You want to keep the guesswork out of your CV, so it’s better to offer an explanation then let a potential employer guess.
- Include your hobbies or volunteer work on your CV. Potential employers will likely see dozens of CVs, so personal information adds another dimension to your CV. You should also include any other languages you speak.
- Keep formatting simple and easy to read. You don’t have to get too fancy with your formatting, but make it easy to find pertinent information quickly. Make the most important things stand out with a bold or bigger font. That being said, be sure to keep it consistent throughout the document.
- Put yourself in the shoes of potential employer. Make it easy for them to find what they are looking for, show you have attention to detail by keeping your formatting consistent, and make it easy for them to get in touch with you.The physician recruiters at Enterprise Medical Services offer free, confidential CV Reviews to candidates. Like us on for a free CV review or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The physician recruiters at Enterprise Medical Recruiting offer free, confidential CV Reviews to candidates. Like us on Facebook for a free CV review or email us at email@example.com.