PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Page 54 of 91 S PRIN g 2019 55 the J ob S earch issue you're looking for an academic appointment and already have significant research, teaching and clinical years in your wheelhouse, the page count could be well into the double digits. (You might even need an appendix.) But if you're just out of residency or fellowship with an eye on a clinical slot, you'll be able to make your case in short order. Two to four pages may be enough to cover the basics. Whatever your background, you're actually creating your CV for two audiences: The recruiter who's interested in a quick evaluation of your qualifications, and the hiring physicians who may relish delving into the granular parts. References. Naming people on your CV means that they can be contacted without delay. Depending on their reputations, they may even add credence to your candidacy before a word is exchanged about you. "Just seeing the name," says Guyant, "sometimes adds a level of assurance." By keeping them close until asked, however, you can help your choices tailor a more effective response. Something personal. Recruiters are mixed as to the advisability of listing hobbies or interests on a professional bio. Purists who want a document devoted solely to your medical skills say the information is superfluous. But for someone who likes seeing candidates in a broader context, getting personal can help define a candidate in d i f fer i ng ways. For i nsta nce, Aitken reviews half a dozen bios every day and welcomes a few lines tucked into a CV revealing why an applicant is interested in his medical center. "I'm looking at a name by any other Make sure you've given your CV a name that clearly identifies you. " b ob's CV," "Dad's CV" or just "CV" doesn't cut it for leaving a professional impression, much less help others retrieve your bio quickly. "If that's how you send your CV to recruiters," Poole says, "they're not going to remember who you are or where they saved it." He advises using last name first followed by first name and then specialty. Combining those three markers makes it so unique to you that your contact doesn't have to rename the document or risk losing it in the system. Make sure your CV covers your career highlights. "They won't magically know, and they may not ask," reminds Lenore DePagter, D. o . See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at PHOTO BY Cheko Tapia

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