What information should you include in your CV, and how can you avoid the pitfalls that could cost you an interview—or a job? The CVs articles in MedCareerGuide will help you craft a CV that will get the attention of recruiters. We help you organize the information in your CV so it makes sense to prospective employers, and we explain how to manage gaps in your employment history or other red flags that could cause problems with a prospective practice or employer. Start reading our articles today to increase your chances of being called in for an interview.

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Keeping it confidential: when to let the word out

May 26, 2015 at 18:04 0 comments

You’re an experienced doctor conducting a confidential job search. Should you use your supervisor as a reference? Don’t feel pressured to do so, says Regina Levison, vice president, client development, Jordan Search Consultants, St. Louis. While that supervisor or chief of staff may be the best one to sing yourRead More

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Getting personal: Three items you want to reveal in your CV

May 21, 2015 at 13:40 0 comments

Prospective employers want to know more than where you went to school and did your residency. But how much and what type of personal information should you give prospective employers? Include a cover letter for more emphasis on your wants and needs. You probably know not to list your dateRead More

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Three hot spots on your CV

April 28, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

While having a gap in your CV might be the first item to draw employers’ attention—and not the good kind—there are three other items that could cause employers to question whether you’ll be a good fit for their job. Regina Levison, vice president, client development, Jordan Search Consultants, St. Louis,Read More

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How to address a work gap on your CV

April 27, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

You took a year off because you applied for a fellowship late and all the slots were taken. A parent was ill and you had to provide support. You spent nine months backpacking. For whatever reason, if there’s a gap in your employment history, expect that to trip up potentialRead More

Choosing the right references

Choosing the right references

April 26, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

If you’re five years or more post fellowship, it’s time to find new references. While the best references for new physicians are a program director and two faculty members in the specialty you’ve trained in, those sources become less relevant over time because they won’t know your skill level. IfRead More

Put together your curriculum vitae the right way

Put together your curriculum vitae the right way

April 25, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

Whether you’re putting together your first curriculum vitae or refreshing an old CV, consulting experts say there is right way to do it. Here are their tips: Put your name and contact information at the top. Include a cell phone number, home address, and personal (not business) e-mail address. AddRead More