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SUM 2018

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 66 of 87 S UMMER 2018 67 the I nterv I ew issue Some of the most memorable CVs Jacqueline Huntly, M.D., has reviewed included unique accomplishments or interests. · Photo by Amber Jasso See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at impressive endeavors. Extracurricular activities and interests: Include non-professional pursuits, such as participation in sports, music and art as well as any certifications. • Details to include: List each item and be ready to discuss. These items also make good small talk over lunch or in meetings. • Tip: Use this area to demonstrate that you are a well-rou nded i nd iv idu a l a nd to showcase relevant skills. For example, distance running can demonstrate self-discipline, and performing in an orchestra requires teamwork. "I'm o K with putting some eclectic things on a C v , but phrase it in a professional manner," Zachary Kuhlmann recommends. Professional affiliations: List career-related groups, committees or societies you have participated in. • D etail s to in clu d e: Na me of affiliation, dates involved and position or role. • Tip: Typically, it's best to focus on current affiliations. If you do include lapsed memberships, be prepared to explain the reason you left. It may come up in an interview. Other qualifications: Provide non-medical talents or skills, such as foreign language fluency, cultural experiences, personal interests or special motivators. • Details to include: List a brief summary of each item. Be prepared to verify and discuss. • Tip: "When I reviewed C v s from medical students, what I remember most was their life experiences," says Jacqueline Huntly, M .D., president and founder of Athasmed, ll C in Savannah, Georgia. "If you have experiences that aren't typical or things you achieved or overcame, it can help give a feeling for you as a whole — not just data on a resume." Part 2: What to know Some parts of preparing your C v are common sense, but other important considerations aren't so obvious. Here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind. DO n ' t GO I t ALO ne Even if you have first-rate medical credentials, grammatical errors or poor organization could jeopardize your chances of being taken seriously. "If there are grammatical errors or inconsistencies in the personal statement or publications, you've got

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