At HealthcareLink, we know how important it is to present yourself in the best light when preparing your CV. This is the first impression that a potential employer will have of you and will be your primary marketing tool. Part 1 of this article covered key things to remember when writing a standout CV.
Here are some additional tips to keep in mind when writing your CV.
Remember to provide your information in bullet points, as paragraphs of solid text can overwhelm the reader. This way, your skills will jump off the page and grab the employer’s attention.
Personal details – When providing your personal details, include:
- your full legal name (any preferred names can be included in brackets)
- date of birth
- contact details (phone numbers and email)
Education and qualifications – List your university or vocational qualifications in reverse chronological order. Be sure to include:
- the name of the institution and the year of qualification
- relevant degrees, post-graduate qualifications and any other degrees you have
- membership exams and registration details
Employment history – List your career history in reverse chronological order and start with your current or most recent job. Remember to include:
- the name of your employer(s)
- work location
- the dates that you worked
- your grade and specialty
If you’re a doctor, provide details on medical training (including internships) and any other training you received prior to your specialist training.
Clinical skills and experience – List relevant skills and experience from each position in bulleted format so that employers can easily scan and pick out essential details quickly.
Be professional in your writing and avoid informal language and irrelevant personal information. And finally, have your CV proofread by a colleague you trust to ensure that it reads well and that there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
At HealthcareLink, we know medical and health professionals are often pressed for time so create a jobseeker profile, which is designed to allow you to enter all your information about your background, education, experience, registration and availability in one easy-to-read standard format. It remains on online and can be used to apply for roles on the HealthcareLink platform in an instant.
It’s important to provide some additional pieces of information which are helpful to the employer in the decision-making process and which will help your profile stand out. Adding a professional photo of yourself does this easily.
Every bit makes a difference, so create your jobseeker profile and attach your updated resume today!
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