You should aim to start and complete your CV 12 to 18 months before you hope to start in a new position or practice.
You should aim to start and complete your CV 12 to 18 months before you hope to start in a new position or practice.

CV prep

Quick CV tips to get you started

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CV-writing tips to get you started

Writing your CV is one of the earliest and most important steps in your job search. You should aim to start and complete your CV 12 to 18 months before you hope to start in a new position or practice.

Here are a few quick tips to get you started:

  1. Focus on making sure your CV contains all pertinent information related to your education and experience. Check out our CV essentials for a complete list of the components to include. Don’t get caught up too much in the length or look of the document. (Simple and clean is professional.)
  2. An objective section is not necessary, so consider saving your objective to use as the basis for your cover letter instead of including it in your CV. If you do include it in your CV, make sure to tailor it specifically for each potential position.
  3. Once you’ve thoroughly covered the essentials, don’t hesitate to include a brief section for personal interests like sports or charity involvement. These can help you make a connection with the reader and can round out your CV if you’re starting out with limited work experience.

For more tips on writing a great CV, check out these PracticeLink Magazine articles:

The Qualities of a Winning Physician CV, Is Your CV Helping You?, CV Essentials, Job Search Tips for Physicians

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