You may be fine with a generic resume for an entire job search, but only if your job search is within a narrow field. If you’re applying for a job opening or to a particular company, you’ll want to a version of your resume that is explicitly geared toward demonstrating that you’re a great candidate for that specific role. But this doesn’t mean you need to do a total resume overhaul every time you send it to someone.
Developing a Perpetual CV will drastically improve your efficiency in applying for medical licenses, filling out job applications, and answering various questions that arise pertaining to your professional history.
Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, a curriculum vitae (or CV for short) and resume are not the same thing. And they are not interchangeable.
This is our three-part series on how to develop a resume, a curriculum vitae (CV), and a Perpetual Vitae™. These articles are geared toward physicians and other healthcare professionals who are pursuing non-clinical jobs or medical jobs that are not your typical “doctor” job in a clinical environment.