How to write the perfect medical CV


07 Apr 2021
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Writing a medical CV is different to writing a CV for other types of jobs. With over 15 years of experience in the medical recruitment business and going through a gazillion CVs, we know what goes into crafting medical CVs that work, both for you the doctor and the hiring manager.

We’ve complied this experience and expertise to create a medical CV template.

You may already have a CV, but its style, length and content may be quite different from CVs that hiring managers in hospitals and clinics across Australia and New Zealand are looking for. As Australasia’s largest medical recruitment company, we get sent through hundreds of CVs a month and based on our extensive relationships with hospitals and practices, know what their hiring managers are looking for.

Doctor CV must-dos

When applying for doctor jobs, it’s imperative you list your qualifications, clinical experience and research. A good CV should be clear, concise and it should demonstrate that you have the requisite skills and qualifications for the medical role you’re applying for.

Make sure that you include the following

  • Contact details

  • Your medical qualifications

  • Dates on qualifications and employment

  • Any gaps in work or practice history

CV length

In terms of length, five or six pages is a good rule of thumb but if you have lots of skills and experience specifically relevant to the particular role you’re applying for, it may be longer. The person tasked with shortlisting candidates for a doctor job may spend as little as two minutes reviewing each CV before deciding. You need to make it easy for them to find the information they need to put you in that all-important shortlist. You’ll have the opportunity to elaborate in the interview.

How to make your medical CV standout

We can all agree that updating your CV can be a pain but the key thing to remember is that you don’t want to miss out on your ideal job just because you don’t provide the paperwork.

Download our Doctor CV Template to make the job easier and stand out from the crowd.

The template is the same one we use save our candidates’ time and help them secure the best roles and salaries across Australia and New Zealand. It’s free to download and will be sent straight to your email inbox.

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