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With stiff competition between locum doctors, writing a strong CV is paramount to your chances of landing that dream locum contract.
Studying pages of long winded paragraphs can be a really off putting job for both time-constrained medical consultants as well as the medical staffing officers, therefore it's important to try and create a CV that is as streamlined and as simple as possible.
Neat bullet points, listings and clear formatting should be paramount if you wish to be in with a fighting chance of being selected for that competitive locum contract. If your CV doesn't cause the consultant a headache, you’re a lot more likely to get booked, it's often as simple as that (as long as you have the required experience of course) .
Ensure that your dates match up and avoid gaps in your career history. Any unavoidable gaps on your CV must be accounted for before your CV is submitted.
Your CV should be accessible therefore make sure the file can be opened easily on any computer.
Be concise and relevant. Include all the required information but avoid rambling on unnecessarily, as you'll only bore the hiring manager.
Avoid wasting space. Cover sheets, content pages and indexes detract attention from the important information you are trying to relay to to the hiring consultant.
Use bullet points rather than long paragraphs. Like many of us, most hiring consultants don't have time to read pages and pages of your work experience. Bullet points are quick, and to the point - use them!
Points Worth Remembering...
Have a friend or colleague proof read your CV before sending it out. We will of course advise you on any suggested improvements but the stronger your CV is before it gets sent to us, the better your chances of netting that ideal job!
Posted on Wednesday Jul 29