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The green flags of physician CVs


A physician’s CV allows you to look back at their credentials, education and experience. In doing so, it gives you a glimpse of what they can bring to your practice in the future. We often talk about the red flags these CVs might show, but there are many green flags that a CV can reveal as well.Green flag: Establishes the basics A physician’s CV should always include their name, phone number and email address right in the header. This shows respect for your time by ensuring you will not have to dig for contact information. "The header [should] have their contact information&he....


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A recruiter’s guide to screening physician cover letters


When you post an opening, you’ll likely receive multiple CVs - most with cover letters. Physician cover letters give you a glimpse into who the candidate actually is beyond their education and formal experience. As an important screening tool, the art of reviewing physician cover letters requires a keen eye for detail and the ability to identify standout candidates. As you read and review each cover letter, make note of these actions you can perform to find the right candidate: Know the requirements Understanding the specific requirements and responsibilities of the opportunity allows ....


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Reviewing a physician CV


In any industry, there are certain traits recruiters seek. Without exception, employers want candidates who are reliable, positive, ambitious, inquisitive, humble, industrious and determined. However, as a physician recruiter, you are looking at a pool of candidates who have successfully completed medical school. It’s highly likely all the boxes above have already been checked. So, now what? Where do you find that something extra that makes one candidate stand out from another? The answer: It all seems to come down to that important CV. A CV should tell a physician’s story. An effe....


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Tips for reviewing a CV


You have an opening, post the job and start receiving CVs. When looking at candidates on paper, how do you know whom to contact for the next step? There are great questions to ask throughout the interview process. When reviewing CVs, start by asking yourself the below questions: Does the timing make sense? Are there any gaps? The candidate’s experience should be listed in chronological order from present to past in month/year format. It isn’t uncommon to have small gaps between practice opportunities, especially after residency or fellowship. However, gaps three months or longer sh....


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CV review – What to look for and what to look past


Nearly every job requires candidates to submit a resume. For jobs within hospital systems, physician practice groups, universities, medical schools or for research, a curriculum vitae (CV) is preferred. As a physician recruiter, it’s good to know best practices when reviewing a CV. A good CV will include: Name and contact information Education Licensures and certifications Experience Academic and leadership positions Personal information Training and titles Grants and awards Publications and presentations A cover letter While CVs are longer than resumes (at least two pages), you’ll....


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