A résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) comes from Latin and means "the course of one's life or career".
Traditionally, résumés have been, like careers themselves, oriented towards what a person has accomplished so far. The current trend is to write a CV that demonstrates how your past accomplishments are well matched to the training programme requirements. This type of CV is called a 'targeted' résumé or CV. In most cases, how you design and present your CV is up to you. However, sometimes you may be asked to add your personal details to a CV “template” provided by the employer / college. In this case, the content is still up to you but the design and layout is not.
The skills you demonstrate on your CV are specific, or targeted, to a particular training programme. This format is very useful if you have been provided with a programme description, or better still, a 'person specification'.
The temptation to list all your skills, courses, presentations, audits, research and publications can make your CV longer than it should be. The aim of your CV is to provide a summary which is succinct, easy to read and appropriate to the organisation and opportunity.
Employment (hospital and research-based employment)
Achievements and interests
A professionally presented CV is an important step in being offered an inteview. In your CV you need to 'sell yourself' and explain why you are the best person for the position. The structure, layout and content of the below example CVs are taken from current clinicians actual CVs and are here as a guide for you rather than a template.