The 5 Biggest CV Mistakes Australian Medical Professionals Can Easily Avoid

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Making a good first impression with an Australian health care employer or recruiter is important. To find a medical job in Australia, you should make sure the CV you are uploading and sending is simple, polished and professional. Here are the biggest CV mistakes MedicalJobsAustralia.com suggests you avoid.

1. A Busy Looking CV With Lack of White Space

When it comes to your overall CV design and layout, a simple and professional layout is best. Use concise text and white space throughout your CV to make your document look more professional and visually appealing.

2. Uploading and Sending a Non Current CV

When you are uploading and sending your CV, it is important your CV is current and up-to-date. Spend the time to update your CV, if needed, to accurately outline your tasks, experience, contributions and accomplishments. A summary paragraph or bullet points under each role works best.

3. A Lengthy CV With More Than 2 Pages

Your CV should be one to two pages in length including your most recent experience first and past experience in chronological order for the past 10 years. If you have experience and roles beyond this 10 year period, you should summarise key details into one paragraph or include a line of text such as, Additional work history available upon request.

4. Spelling and Grammatical Errors

If you don’t spend the time to proof your CV, you may not be considered for a future interview or job because of it. Ask someone you know to proof your CV for spelling and grammatical mistakes.

5. Including Irrelevant Personal Information

At the top of your CV, be sure to include your most up-to-date contact details including your full name and the best way to reach you ie a mobile or phone number and email address. Avoid supplying additional, irrelevant personal information such as your gender, marital status, children, religion and hobbies.