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  • Get your CV reviewed by an expert.
  • Receive written corrections with detailed feedback.
  • Grammatical corrections and formatting by professionals.
  • Showcase your hard-earned experience with a professional CV.
  • Learn what you should and shouldn’t include. Lifetime benefits.

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Your CV is the backbone of your job application form. It has all the information that is handy, in one place. A CV is your work history. You should regularly update your CV to keep most relevant information and remove outdated information.
Medical CV are generally longer as they cover more information. 

Do I need more than one CV?

You need to tailor your CV depending on what job you are applying for. If the job is more academic your CV require more and early focus on your academia, teaching, research, publication. Keep a base CV for different role that you are keen to pursue and update as needed for the job you are applying. 

Check the CV against the person specification in the job advert and make sure you get as many ticks as you can get. Take out irrelevant items that are not required for the job or move them towards the end. 

Your CV is the backbone of your job application form. It has all the information that is handy, in one place. A CV is your work history. You should regularly update your CV to keep most relevant information and remove outdated information. We will not be writing your CV.

We take pride in reviewing your CV with detailed written feedback and advice on structure contents and/or formatting. 

How the process works:

Step 1: Once booked, please email info@career4doctors.co.uk with your order number and your CV.

Step 2: We will review the CV and get back to you within 48 hours.

Step 3: We return your CV with our feedback. You should review our suggestion. If you make further changes based on our advice, you can send it back one more time.

Tips to Writing a Perfect CV

Your CV is a summary of your professional life. It should be long enough to cover all aspects of your work but not too long as it may not get the attention it needs. Your CV should record everything in a clear concise manner with absolute clarity giving a full scope of your work. 

  • Give information that is easy to read
  • Be brief without omitting critical points or your uniqueness (match with the job description in the advertisement)
  • Be honest, do not lie
  • Do not overstate facts. Do not create hype: you will be found out and at worst, become a probity issue 
  • Highlight your competencies and achievements and match with the job description: how do they add value to the trust?
  • Include any form of responsibility: Rota, leave planning, grand round coordination, chair governance meeting
  • Include your experience beside your specialty work: Teaching, research, QIP, publication
  • Let the reader have a “feel” of your thoughts: What do you think of your career progression? DO not state something that you can’t achieve: Future usually follows what you have done in past.  Do not say you would like to do robotic prostrate surgery when all your experience is focused on laparoscopic cholecystectomy!
  • Come across as a person with a life outside medicine: include your hobbies, outside interest. Have you excelled in any of them? Awards? 
  • Lastly, include a paragraph talking in first tens and speaking about what you are “ I am hard working person … I like to … I would…”
  • Look around and see other people’s CV? Ask if your consultant would share his CV with you?
  • Show your CV to senior person (Consultant/educational supervisor)
  • Do a thorough spelling and grammar check
  • Avoid changing too many fonts: Be consistent: header (heading 1, font 12 or 14) rest of the details in different style e.g. Time roman font 11)
  • Avoid too much of personal details:  give essential: Name, contact details, GMC number
  • Give qualifications in reverse order (latest first)
  • Give current role and responsibility: Give details of what you do (include full scope of work)
  • Give rest of the job history: Going backward. Most recent first and first one at the end

 

Standard CV Structure

Length of CV depends on your experiences, achievement and duration of employment. It should include following information:
First Page : name, qualification and post applied for (if you know give job reference number)

Second page: 

  • Personal details: name, contact details (mobile number, email)
    • No need to provide gender, marital status, ethnicity, photo in CV
  • Qualification: in reverse order with dates and institution (Name, City, Country)
  • GMC number
  • Membership: royal colleges, professional bodies. Défense organisation etc
  • Career goal: Do not leave to the last page. Let them see what you are aiming for. 
  • Current employment: title, location start date – to date
    • Current role and responsibility
      • Give in detail, Cover full scope of work
      • Role and responsibilities
      • Teaching/audit/governance
      • Research
      • Any senior role: Leading an aspect of service

Subsequent pages: Achievement

  • High light special skill
  • Project successfully completed
  • Research project
  • QIP/Audit
  • Presentation: not the departmental but any in prestigious national/international professional meetings
  • Initiative that led to cost savings

Subsequent page: 

  • Courses, conferences, CPD
  • Publication, book authorship
  • Hobbies, outside interests, linguistic skills, IT skills
  • Referees: Three usually. One must be from current post

Format

  • Keep it simple
  • Avoid changing fonts two is best: one slightly larger for heading and two point smaller for main text
  • Do not use underline
  • Keep layout simple
  • Keep margins (all sides) to standard (2.5 cm is fine) Anything less will not be an easy read. More margin adds extra pages and may give the impression that you don’t have much to say in your CV
  • Alignment: keep left aligned. All alignment (date) should be neat 

 

Always get a second person to read your CV for accuracy and grammar/spell check.

 

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