Monday, June 28, 2010

Not getting any interviews? It could be time to rewrite your resume.

If you're currently searching for a new job, I hope you're busy scheduling interviews and negotiating possible job offers. If you're not getting any interviews, then your resume or CV may need to be rewritten.

So many physicians expect to easily get an interview because they have the letters "MD" or "DO" after their names. Being a physician does not automatically ensure that you'll get an interview for a non-clinical job position. In some cases, it may even hinder your chances because you may appear over-qualified for many jobs. So, how do you effectively communicate your willingness to apply different skills to work a non-clinical job that may not require physician-level experience? You need to make sure that your resume (or cover letter) clearly indicates your intention to pursue a job that is not specifically for a physician but you also have to convince your reader why you're the ideal candidate for the job. That's probably the hardest part since so many other people are also applying for that same job. Plus, others may have more relevant work experience, so that puts you at a disadvantage if you lack that direct work experience.

So, if you're not getting anywhere with your current CV or resume, consider making an investment to get professional help.  Click here to learn about our resume services.

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