I have been receiving a lot of questions lately on what should go in a CV and how/when to present references.
This is simply for the purpose of content. Formatting is not included. Just remember, Keep It Simple. Just because you know how to do some fancy formatting graphics and tables, doesn’t mean you should.
CV’s are typically completed in detail and resumes are a summary. Most practices looking to hire want at least a resume, but would rather a complete CV. Letters of recommendation, copies of dental credentials and certifications can wait until later. Do not provide those at time of application.
City State, Zip
Website (if applicable)
Dental LicensesState – Licenses number
Professional Career GoalsWrite something that lets potential hiring authorities know what you are looking for professionally.
Dental School, City, State, Graduation Year, notable honors
Undergrad School, City, State, Graduation Year, notable honors
Do not include high school or early education. If you have another post-graduate degree you should list it. Always list degrees starting from most recent to the oldest.
Residency and/or Notable CE
Program Name, City, State, Month/Year completed
Notable CE may be LVI, Kois, Spears, etc.
Clinical Skills and Experience
Summary of procedures you perform and your skill level
List any equipment use, training, or certifications
Practice Ownership and/or Employment History
List by Business Name, Position, Month and year start thru Month and year end. You should also list achievements, strengths, productions, notable skills.
List fellowships, distinguished awards, etc
List organizations/study clubs you are part of and offices held. Include location.
List community organizations you are involved in and offices held. Include location.
List should include people who are professional colleagues, supervisors, or someone from the community who can vouch for your character and work ethic. At least 3 but no more than 5.
Address (at least city, state)
Email (if available)
Website (if available)
Your relationship to this person
Please, feel free to share or comment on what you look for or what you put in your CV.
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