- Start early!
- Have your CV reviewed multiple times and collect feedback from preceptors, colleagues, mentors, directors, and more
- Utilize the New Practitioner’s Forum (NPF) CV Review Program which occurs in the spring and fall
- Consider reaching out to your local state affiliate to see if they also provide a CV review program
- Remember that a CV is very subjective and that it is ultimately a reflection of you; do not feel obligated to implement all suggestions
CV etiquette specific to PPS
- Save your CV with an appropriate name
- It is not imperative to completely recreate your CV within your PPS profile, but keep in mind that programs may perform keyword searches in the PPS profile system to identify interview candidates
- When requesting an interview with a program, be sure to attach your CV as a PDF file which ensures that your CV is delivered in the format you intended
- It is likely that when you request the interview, the employer may only look at your CV
- Remember to always portray yourself professionally – this is your first impression with your potential next employer.
On-site PPS Interview
- The big question every candidate asks: Do you bring CVs to the interview?
- To be safe, plan to have a few copies available
- You never know a program's philosophy on hard copy CVs
- Consider bringing hard copy CVs on professional paper
- If you are looking at a residency position, it is likely that the employer will not want a hard copy of your CV as they will receive an updated version with your PhORCAS application
- If this is your first position out of residency, the employer may want a hard copy CV
- Don’t forget your business cards
- Many programs and employers take business cards instead of a full CV and will then request an electronic version from you
Navigating PPS 2019
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