CompHealth LogoIf you’re looking for a new physician job, having a good CV is essential. Not only should it show to the recruiter you’re qualified for the position, it should also let them know how you’ll be a good fit for the facility and the community.

Recruiters spend an average of just 7 seconds to review each resume they receive. Being concise and accurate with your CV is essential.

So, how do you stand out? A place to start is avoiding some CV red flags.

Here are a few to avoid:

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Red Flag #1:

Gaps in employment of six months or more.

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Solution:

Provide an explanation for the gap.

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Red Flag #2:

Employed at multiple facilities over a short period of time.

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Solution:

Provide reasoning behind the changes in your cover letter.

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Red Flag #3:

Applying for a role that doesn’t fit your background.

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Solution:

Explain the jump and why you’re still a good option for the position.

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Red Flag #4:

Malpractice claims.

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Solution:

Lay the claims out in the cover letter and not the CV.

Red flags aren’t the only thing to be aware of when writing a CV that pops. You also need to know what recruiters are looking for, what you should include in your CV, and how you should format it.

Find out how to make a recruiter spend more than 7 seconds on your resume by reading CompHealth’s ultimate guide to writing the perfect CV.