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How to Write the Perfect Physician CV

Published on: Sep 15, 2022

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A compelling CV is essential if you’re looking for a new physician job. It should not only convey your qualifications but also show how you’ll fit in with the practice and community as a whole.
Because recruiters review dozens of CVs each day, being concise and accurate in your CV is important. So, how do you stand out? One easy way is by avoiding things that make a recruiter think twice.

Here are a few CV red flags to avoid and how to remedy them:

Red Flag #1: Gaps in employment of six months or more.
Solution: Provide an explanation for the gaps.

Red Flag #2: Employed at multiple facilities over a short period of time.
Solution: Provide reasoning behind the changes in your cover letter.

Red Flag #3: Applying for a role that doesn’t fit your background.
Solution: Explain the reasoning and why you’re still a good option for the position.

Red Flag #4: Malpractice claims.
Solution: Lay the claims out in the cover letter and not the CV.

Red flags aren’t the only thing to be aware of when writing a CV. You also need to know what recruiters are looking for, what you should include in your CV, and how you should format it.

Find out how to make your CV stand out to a recruiter by reading CompHealth’s ultimate guide to writing the perfect CV.