Salt Lake City, Utah (WiredPRNews.com) — Examinations are a big part of becoming a physician. You begin with the all-important MCAT scores before you can even get into medical school. Then there are board exams and residency applications before graduation. Finally, your curriculum vitae is examined before you can even get a job interview for one of those healthcare jobs. It’s not easy by any standard. That’s why you need a good CV.
When preparing your CV, think of it in the same way you would a standard resume. Then understand that most healthcare staffing offices use electronic scans to compare your CV against a pre-determined set of key words. It is essential to have your information presented in a manner that insures you won’t be eliminated from one of those healthcare jobs by this initial screening.
CompHealth’s free e-book will show you how to present your curriculum vitae in such a way as to get you through the review and on to interviews; interviews that could land you a real locum tenens or permanent position. Here’s a sampling from the e-book:
Your CV Should be Easy and Quick to Read
Hiring personnel are crunched for time like everyone else; be clear and concise with all information. List education, certification, and previous work experience, make sure to including dates and locations.
Tip: Use the month/year format for all dates and make sure information is fully complete and accurate.
Your CV Should be Specific to the Position
If your CV is not discarded by the electronic screening, it will next go to the hands of a human reviewer. They are looking for knowledge in EMR systems and similar work experience that fits open positions.
Tip: Researching a prospective employer before submitting an application goes a long way in tailoring your CV. Knowing their needs allows you to maximize the information and make yourself the ideal candidate.
Your CV Should Leave no Questions about Gaps
Licensing and certification vary depending on your field of specialty and the state you want to work in. One thing that doesn’t vary is the potential for gaps in work history to kill your job search.
Tip: Keep record of all gaps in work history in case employers have questions. Maintain those records in real time and submit them with each CV.
Visit CompHealth’s website to download the free e-book or to find more resources on how to create a winning CV.
Since 1979, CompHealth has been a leader in the U.S. healthcare staffing industry. The company provides temporary physician staffing (locum tenens) services, permanent placement services, and temporary and permanent allied health staffing. For more information visit us online at www.comphealth.com. CompHealth is a CHG Healthcare Services company.