Writing the perfect CV
In today’s Veterinary market where the job count far outstretches the available candidates a CV may
seem irrelevant. However, a well written CV can help you find the right role. You see a CV is much
more than just a list of your work history, it should also be an insight into what your interests and
passion are within Veterinary
Many of the larger employers use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). In many cases this is used to
filter CVs even before a member of the recruitment teams gets to read it. A few Do’s and Don’t’s.
Include your contact details including Mobile phone and Email address (It is amazing how many
people don ‘t do this)
List your work history most recent first
Be Specific, Scientific and Technical
It is an opportunity to tell employers what your key skills are, so tell them. Not every employer is the
same so saying that you worked as a Veterinary surgeon is not a ‘catch all’ term. Be specific about
your skills, talk in a scientific manner about them. Employers are Veterinary Surgeons too
Check you spelling.
Use strange or rare document formats. Stick to .Doc or .PDFs
Avoid using nonstandard fonts and titles. Computer says NO!
Profile pictures. Many can’t handle jpegs or similar formats. Avoid
References. References always on request. If you do list them, expect them to be called even if no
one speaks to you first.
These are just a few helpful hints and