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Writing a compelling CV

 

Many job seekers know ’CV’ is short for ’curriculum vitae’, but did you know the Latin phrase translates in English to "the course of life"? It makes sense considering your CV’s goal is to highlight the course of your professional, educational and extracurricular experiences to help you take the next step in your career. It’s essential for your CV to be complete, well-organized and compelling to employers in order to help you land the job you want. So, here are some tips to get yours moving in the right direction: CV or resume? Before sitting down to craft y....

 

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7 basic fields recruiters need to know about your job search

 

For many physician recruiters, the hiring process starts by posting a job, then analyzing a stack of CVs. This initial review serves a couple purposes. First, recruiters scan CVs to look for mandatory qualifications. Second, they try to determine which applicants seem like the likely best fits for the role before investing time to screen, interview and, if all goes well, host for a site visit. Studies indicate recruiters spend anywhere from 6 to 30 seconds initially reviewing a CV. While the true number is hard to pinpoint, this is clear: An easy-to-read CV with the right information can help ....

 

Drew Terry
 

Stop before you make one of these errors

 

We were wrong. Old guard recruiters and employers predicted that smartphone access to CV and cover letter samples, templates, how-to guides and FAQs would eliminate most of the common CV and cover letter problems. It didn’t occur to us that the older generation’s errors might be replaced by new challenges in the era of digital job search. Learn what they are so you can avoid them. Using a file sharing platform and embedding macros Dropbox, ShareFile, Google Drive, Egnyte and other file-sharing platforms are wonderful for sharing documents and photos with friends and family. They ar....

 

 

Building a CV that works

 

No matter how confident you are in your job-search package or presentation, you won’t win an interview unless people have an initial sense of who you are, what you mightbring to the table, and if you’re a potential fit. Obviously, it’s up to you to eventually make the sale. Your profile and personality will carry significant weight when it comes to whether or not you get the job - but it’s your CV that opens doors. Everybody says you only get one chance to make a first impression," says Kip Aitken, director of physician recruitment for Sterling, Illinois-based CGH Medic....

 

 

Is your CV working?

 

In most professions, job applicants prepare and submit a standard two-page résumé to potential employers. But physicians, like senior executives, attorneys, professors and scientists, must have the longer, more detailed description provided by a curriculum vitae or "CV" if they want to be seriously considered for a new opportunity. What’s the difference between a résumé and a CV? When it comes to résumés, the timeworn axiom "less is more" usually applies. Beginning job-seekers are regularly instructed to keep their résumés shor....

 

 

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