// September 17th, 2015

Recently Graduated? Thinking About Writing Your CV? Flame Health’s Top Tips..

Graduation traditionHave you recently qualified in a healthcare or health and life sciences subject? If so, and you are thinking about finding your first role, you will need to start with drawing up your graduate CV. 

Flame Health are always keen to speak to newly qualified Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians, Dentists, Dental Nurses, General Practitioners, Nurses and other healthcare staff! 

The teams at Flame Health see hundreds of CV’s every week; many from recently qualified candidates and we know what our clients are looking for when hiring graduates.

So here are our top tips for getting your CV noticed by potential employers, and also some common mistakes to avoid!

Keep It Concise – experienced professionals usually have a CV of no more than two pages long, so if you are a graduate with relatively little or no work experience, one page should be fine. Show off your communication skills by condensing all of the relevant information, and omitting the irrelevant!

Don’t Be Generic – get into the habit of tailoring your CV to each application. This might sound like a lot of hard work when you are applying for several positions a day, but it really can make all the difference. Make it easy for the employer to see how you match the role requirements.

Highlight Your Successes – but don’t be arrogant! This is a fine line to tread, but the important thing is to understand the job description and match your achievements to this.

Avoid Woolly Vocabulary – such as “hard-working”, “passionate”, “innovative” and “motivated”. If you do use words like these, make sure you can back them up with solid examples, otherwise they appear unsubstantiated and virtually meaningless.

Be Key Word Aware – if you apply for a job online, your CV may be scanned electronically before even being seen by a human being! This is where key words are crucial – study the job description and make sure your CV matches it.

Whether you are a graduate or somebody more experienced, Flame Health have the expertise to help you with writing your CV and making your first career move. We are always keen to speak to candidates looking for a new opportunity within the UK so get in touch today! 

If you work within the Optometry, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Care, GPNursing, Healthcare SalesPharma, Veterinary or Private Healthcare sectors, or if you are a recent graduate in these areas, contact us today to see how we can help you.

Freephone on 0800 085 0858 // or if calling from a mobile on 01158 114488 // email careers@flamehealth.com

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