How important is your Medical CV

It is imperative to use a well written and thought-out medical CV because how can you expect to get a good job by using a bad one.

Many jobseekers don’t understand how important a good CV is in giving them a chance in todays difficult and very competitive job market.   The information you provide in your CV is all a prospective employer will know of you and the first point of contact with a prospective employer or recruiter. They don’t know you so your CV needs to tell them who you are and what you can offer in a way that can be understood.

If you submit a CV which doesn’t give a clear message, even though you may be the perfect medical candidate for the job, then you are wasting an opportunity and your time applying for the job in the first place. You need your CV to give the information in a clear, concise manner which is easy to read and understand. Prospective employers should be interested in reading your CV at the first glance.

One of the most frequent mistakes is too much detail. If your CV is so crammed full with information, reading and understanding them becomes a huge task. Employers don’t have the time to read through detailed information – they need to be able to see the key relevant information straight away. If this is not clear employers will simply move on to the next CV. The average time an employer will give to each CV they receive is about 30 seconds so you have to make your first impression a good one.

  • Do not put on too much detail.
  • Keep it relevant and to the point.
  • Take out anything which is repetitive.
  • Prioritise the information.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to do your CV.
  • Check and re-check your spelling and grammar.
  • Ask somebody to proof read it before you send it.
  • Use easy to read fonts.

If your medical CV looks and reads well you will already be ahead of the competition. You will have a much better chance of securing an interview and being successful in today’s job market.


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