The Do’s and Don’ts when Perfecting Your Psychiatry CV

Nobody will argue that CV is the first impression where an employer can get to know you first; therefore it will be important to be thorough and accurate on your CV, especially when you are applying for medical jobs where your education and career background is highly important to be known. CV is quite different from resume, since it is usually longer and more detail. If being a psychiatry is your dream job, get ready to prepare a good CV since a neat CV will give a clear description to your employer whether you meet their requirement or not. So, below are several tips that you should follow in order to perfecting your psychiatry CV.

The Do’s:

  • Looking for others CV’s inspiration

You can search for more inspirations by asking colleagues or searching online. In fact, some website provides you with templates you can work from.

  • Applying with Word Document and using only high-quality paper and ink

It is suggested to use only high-quality paper and ink when printing your CV and avoid submitting photocopies. Moreover, please remember to use a Word document instead of a PDF since it will be easier to make changes and it’s vital for employers who use a keyword-scanning software.

  • Double Check for any error

Be thorough in your CV by doing the recheck for any punctuation, spelling and grammatical errors.

The Don’ts

  • Don’t exaggerate any details about your experience and don’t guess about date ranges
  • Don’t get fancy with unique typefaces or brightly colored paper thinking they will help your CV stand out.

Moreover, it is important to remember that a great Psychiatry CV should include these several things, such as belows:

  • Contact details: Name, address, phone numbers and email address
  • Work experience: Name of practice of hospital, location, job title, dates, summary
  • Fellowships
  • Residency: Hospital/practice name and location, specialty area, dates
  • Education: School names and locations, dates, degrees earned
  • Academic honors/activities/leadership positions
  • Research/publications
  • Professional memberships
  • Licensure/board certifications
  • Professional awards/honors
  • Language skills
  • Relevant Volunteer experience
  • Reference: Names, titles/positions, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses

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