Sample CV – Suggestions to include on your CV
- Complete name (maiden name, other names used, etc.)
- Contact information (address, telephone, email, etc.)
- Title/Degree Education/Training (starting with pre-medical college education)
- Name of each program
- Type of training (fellowship, residency, internship, etc.)
- Specialty of each program
- Complete dates of attendance for each program
- All practices since completion of medical training
- Any applicable military service
- Explain any gaps in education/training and work history
- Medically related work history since starting medical school (research assistant, medical laboratory work, house physician, etc.)
- Name of each practice (listing in reverse chronological order with current first)
- Type of practice (solo, specialty group, multispecialty group, etc.)
- Your association with the practice
- Dates of association with each practice (to and from dates)
- Specialty board certifications and sub-specialty certifications (and recertification)
- Dates of certification
- Other certifications such as BCLS, ACLS, ATLC, PALS, etc. Licenses/DEA Registration
- All state medical licenses ever held
- DEA expiration date Professional Memberships Publications (Optional)
A Professional CV Should NOT Include: Information on your spouse, children, or parents, social security number, medical license number or DEA number
We will be happy to send you a sample CV upon your request
Interviewing is your opportunity to impress. It’s important to make a good first impression. Preparing beforehand will help you keep your composure and impress potential employers with concise answers and thoughtful questions.
Studies show that hiring managers make critical decisions about job applicants in the first 20 minutes of the interview.
Making a good first impression to everyone you meet
Dress for Success: Women should wear a conservative business suit or pants. Skirts should be no shorter than mid-thigh. Men should wear a conservative business suit with a tie and polished brown or black shoes.
Arrive on time or early: Showing up late can be excusable if you call the employer ahead of time with a valid reason for the delay…otherwise your tardiness is unacceptable.
Be personable, but not over confident: Keep upbeat and positive. People hire a person they like, not someone who thinks they are better than them.
Be Authentic, Upbeat, Focused, Confident, Candid, and Concise.
Once the interview starts, the key to success is the quality and delivery of your responses. Your goal should always be authenticity, responding truthfully to interview questions. At the same time, your goal is to get to the next step, so you’ll want to provide focused responses that showcase your skills, experience, and fit — with the job and the employer.
Remember Body Language, Avoiding Bad Habits. While the content of your interview responses is paramount, poor body language can be a distraction at best — or a reason not to hire you at worst. Effective forms of body language: smiling, eye contact, solid posture, active listening, nodding. Detrimental forms of body language: slouching, looking off in the distance, playing with pen, fidgeting in chair, brushing back hair, touching face, chewing gum, mumbling.
Do Not Bring up Salary and Benefits Unless They Do: Do not ask questions like “how much vacation do I receive?” or “tell me about your benefits package?”
Ask insightful questions. We can provide you with a list of questions that you should be prepared to ask them and questions you may be asked.
Stay Away from Alcohol When Dining: Just one alcoholic beverage may impair your judgment enough to say the wrong thing. Ask for tea or a soft drink.
Ask for the Job: Express your interest in the job. The employer is waiting for your acknowledgment of interest. Tell him or her: “Yes, I want the job.”
Email or mail a thank you note for their time and consideration: Aside from thanking them for their hospitality, a letter or note from you is an excellent way to keep your name fresh in their mind and interested in you.