Essential tips for job seekers: CV writing - Self reflections

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Cover letter 

Group task or self-learning exercise

Fred (PGY3) wants to apply for a role which includes this statement: “Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of quality, safety and risk in a healthcare environment.”

Relevant points from Fred’s portfolio:

  • 2 audits – time to antibiotics in sepsis; nutrition after stroke
  • Simulation of intubation in ED
  • Courses ALS, human factors in healthcare, blood safe elearning
  • Attended 3 M&M and presented one case

Write 4-6 sentences about how you (as Fred) demonstrate these requirements.

CV – Personal profile/Career intentions:

Group task or self-learning exercise

Using the following information, write a personal profile for Dr X’s CV:

  • Currently an SHO in ED
  • Dr X works hard and is kind to colleagues, always happy to take a call shift, always on time for handover
  • Dr X is currently undertaking data collection for a study for the use of ROTEM in ED paeds trauma
  • Dr X is applying for ED training and particularly enjoys paeds ED

Remember this should be 3-5 sentences long and written in the first person. Demonstrate who you are and your intended career direction

Example personal profile:

I thoroughly enjoy the variety of patient care I currently undertake as an SHO in Emergency medicine. I am a hard-working doctor and love being part of a team, supporting my colleagues and learning new skills. I particularly value the communication and clinical challenges of emergency medicine and I am also involved in a research project evaluating ROTEM in paediatric trauma. I hope to pursue my interest in paediatric emergency medicine and research as my career develops.

CV – Research:

Self-reflection task:

Think about your most recent audit project:

  • Did you choose the audit yourself/with a supervisor?
  • Did you choose an audit of value to patients/department?
  • Did you audit against a national standard?
  • Did you gain ethics approval or exemption?
  • Did you institute a change based on your results?
  • Did you reaudit after a change or organize for it to be done?

Use this list when considering future audits.

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