Spring 2023 has sprung! Have you updated your resume this year?
You’ve heard the phrase “put your best foot forward”. Here’s how to open the door to potential employers by putting your best CV forward. Follow these tips to put a fresh spin on your resume and get the job you want.
Your CV should include just enough information to create interest without overwhelming the employer.
- Present basic information only.
- List two clear forms of contact.
- Remove publications, studies, and presentations.
- Remove names and contact information for references.
- Remove any information that could expose you to identity theft.
Include information that will be relevant to what the employer is looking for.
- Make sure your information and date ranges are up to date.
- Present your Education: Undergraduate, Medical School, Internship, Residency, Fellowship. Include date ranges.
- Include Board Certification with the month, year, and certification number.
- Include your Medical License state(s) and license number only.
- List Honors, Awards, and Memberships such as educational awards and professional groups you are active in.
- Present your Work Experience starting with your most recent experience. Consider grouping jobs by experience. All you need is one or two lines describing each position, your job title for each position, and the date ranges.
- List that references are available upon request.
Spruce it up
- Make sure your CV uses a common, easily transferable format such as Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word. We recommend PDF as the cleanest option.
- Helvetica or Arial fonts are the most commonly recommended font for a professional medical resume because they are easy to read.
- Try to keep your CV to 1 page of relevant information.
Now that your CV is ready, let’s take the next step and make the connection. We’re partnered with hundreds of medical decision-makers in the United States, and our Placement Specialists work around the clock to manage your job search. Send your updated CV to email@example.com to get started now.