Writing a good medical CV
Your CV is the first thing that a potential employer will see in your profile, meaning that it’s an extremely important tool in the application and recruitment process. We’ve written a Doctor CV Tips blog to help you create a professional medical CV that stands out from the crowd. We’ve also created a a CV template for you to use.
Doctors Relocate: CV template
This may be your first time applying for a job in the UK so, to make things a little easier for you, we’ve created a CV template that you can use. You can request a copy of our Doctors Relocate CV template document by contacting us. With this, you’ll have a ready made CV structure and will just need to input your information (using our doctor CV tips!).
Please click here to request a copy.
CV Tips for Doctors
Use clear headers for each section
Having clear headers on each section of your CV will allow the reader to navigate through your CV easily.
Have a career statement
We’d recommend having a career statement at the top of your CV which details your professional career objectives.
Present your experience in a logical order
It’s important to list all of your professional experience in a logical order, beginning with your current or most recent position first.
Ensure that your employment dates are correct
Accompany your employment history with your employment dates for each position. It’s great if you have the exact dates however, just inputting the the month and year is also fine.
Explain any gaps in your employment history
Any gaps of employment in your CV should be explained, particularly if they are for one month or more.
Be detailed in your experience
A description of your experience is undoubtedly one of the most important things that potential employers will be looking for in your CV. You should therefore have a detailed description of your experience for each position that you’ve held.
Emphasise your suitability for the position
Once you have reviewed a job description or job plan which you are interested in, we recommend that you emphasise and add any supporting information in your CV that shows your suitability for the role.
Keep your CV professional
If you aren’t using our template, then ensure that your CV is formatted and worded professionally. In addition to this, the information included in your CV should be focused on your career history and experience.
Keep a consistent font size, layout and structure
Maintain consistent formatting, using few different fonts and colours. CV’s with numerous fonts, layouts and colours can be off-putting for potential employers.
Keep your CV concise
The most effective CVs aren’t just informative, they’re also clear and concise.
Length of your CV
Whilst your CV and experience should be as detailed as possible, medical CV’s should ideally be between 3-10 pages.
Remember to use a spell checker
Thoroughly check your CV for spelling errors.
Ask a family member, friend or colleague to check your CV
Again, it can sometimes be easy to miss a basic mistake on your CV. Ask a family member, friend or colleague to check your CV.
If you would like our team to read your CV, or assist you in creating a new medical CV, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
If you are interested in working in the UK, want to discuss available job opportunities or may have already begun your journey and need further advice, please contact our team today.