Top 6 Mistakes Candidates Make on Their CV

Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a summary of a person's experience and qualification which is usually prepared for job applications. A good resume quickly and briefly introduce your qualification and experiences to your potential employee. It will demonstrate your suitability for the job. Recruitment agencies often ask for your CV to be submitted at the time of registration so they could send it to the employers companies who are seeking for your kind of skills. Having a perfect CV will increase your chances to get your desired job. But most of the candidates make simple mistakes in their CV which lessen the chance of getting their desired job. So, here are some common mistakes candidate make in their resume and its solutions to avoid them. Including inappropriate personal information Normally, recruiters spend very little time on your personal details. So, it is irrelevant to include personal information like your religion, political preferences, height, weight, hobbies, your social life etc. in your resume. You just include the personal details that are appropriate such as name, address, age, sex, marital status etc. Recruiters don’t have time to read through the details of your personal life. So, even if you are qualified for the job, you may find your application rejected. Therefore, include the personal details which are relevant to your work profile. Poor spelling and grammar It is one of the big mistakes often found in CV. Candidates make their own assumption on grammar and spelling, and send it to the recruiters. If your resume is not grammatically perfect and have a poor spelling, then recruiter will look at you as a slack and no one would like to hire such careless person. So, before sending your CV, check spelling and grammar thoroughly. Ask your friends, colleagues or an English graduate to check it over for you if you are not 100% confident.  Improper fonts and colors When choosing your resume font, make use of simple font which is easy to read. The most preferred fonts in CV are Arial, Times New Roman and Verdana at font size of 10 or 12. Do not use any colors, backgrounds, ornate borders, crazy font and other crazy formatting in the CV. You should use same front throughout your resume and make use of bullets point which will make the document easy to scan and more likely to catch somebody’s eye.  Not explaining gaps If you have any gap in your career then it is better to explain it in your CV. The reason can be anything like travel, study, volunteering, time off to look after the children etc. just write a line or two to explain the gap. If your gap is not properly explained, then recruiters may jump to other candidate. Fake information Do not make any false claims and include lies in your CV. If you lie about things and found out, then you will awfully lose chances of getting the job. So, be honest and include the information that are real. Also, try to avoid unverifiable information that could hold a grudge against your earlier employers.  Improper email addresses Research shows that 76% of the CVs are ignored because of the improper e-mail address which expresses a lack of professionalism. E-mail addresses like lazysod@..., cutegal @... are good when you communicate with your friends, but not for your potential employers. So, make use of those e-mail address id which sound professional in your CV. Recruitment Synergy is a Medical Recruitment Agency based on London, UK. Remember us for Locum, temporary and permanent jobs across UK. We also provide consultation on preparing perfect CV on medical professionals' preferences. Contact us  for any of your queries on preparing medical CV, Migration to UK,Healthcare Recruiment and many more.


NHS Digital Endorses “Every Nurse An E-Nurse” Campaign

On 21st August, NHS Digital has launched its first ever e-nursing week in support of the campaign to re-educate the National Health Service workforce for a digital future. It has also endorsed the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) campaign “Every nurse an e-nurse”, and has promised to play a supporting role in recognising its ambition. NHS Digital said that it is going to focus on different aspects of e-nursing, including use of technology at patient’s bedsides, digital security, data sharing and the role of apps and wearables. NHS Digital, the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care estimates that in many settings nurses provide 80% of patient care and they are often the clinicians controlling the way in using latest technology, and creating innovative ways of improving care using new digital tools. Technology such as electronic observations, e-medicines and electronic patient records can play a major part in getting better outcomes, experiences and use of resources. The chief nurse of NHS Digital, Anne Cooper said that the RCN is absolutely right to be placing such a priority on guaranteeing nurses across the NHS have the tools, skills and resources they need to make the best use of technology and act as effective e-nurses. She further added that NHS Digital’s products and services are helping to transform many of the facets of nursing, midwifery and care across the country. The chief executive and general secretary of the RCN, Janet Davies said the college is “pleased to be working with NHS Digital for the benefit of the whole nursing workforce, and their patients”. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.


Top Mobile Apps for Medical Practitioners

In this age of information technology, smartphones are used everywhere and most of our action is carried out through it. People have become more health- conscious these days and they are taking the advantages of healthcare apps in smartphones to manage and improve their health. These healthcare apps basically focus on two end users; medical professional and general user. Healthcare professional are taking benefits of different healthcare apps in order to improve their day-to-day medical practice. There are varied medical apps that meet different requirements of medical professional and even the normal users. Here are listed some of the top mobile apps for medical practitioners. Epocrates Epocrates is one of the top medical app with the highest number of users. This app is used by medical practitioners to review drug prescribing and safety information, find other consults and referrals, perform quick calculation like BMI and GFR, select health insurance formularies for drug coverage information and access to medical news and research. It is available for both iOS and android, and most of the content is free. To access extra info and functionality like clinical practice guidelines, lab guides, alternative medication and disease information users are required to have an in-app purchase of Epocrates Essentials for $159.99 a year. Doximity Doximity is an app for social networking platform for doctors which is available in both mobile and desktop users. Physician can use doximity to communicate with other doctors in the network, read custom-curated medical news, and career management. The app is available in both iOS and android version and it is free to download but requires sign up for membership in the network which is also free. Read by QxMD Medical professional are busy and have limited time to read medical journal. Read by QxMD is an app which provide medical literatures and journals in a magazine format. It allows user to keep up-to-date with new medical & scientific research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed. It also allows to download studies, journals and articles and let them share with your colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook. This app is also available in both iOS and android and it’s free. Figure 1 Healthcare professional use figure 1 to give feedback on rare condition and share them to help each other on medical cases. This app provides facilities like automatic face blocking and removal of identification information for patient privacy. You can learn about rare textbook cases and sharpen your medical knowledge. This app is free to download and can be used in both iOS and Android. Recruitment Synergy is a Medical Recruitment Agency based on London, UK. Remember us for Locum, temporary and permanent jobs across UK. We also provide compliance and migration consultation to our candidates.


Government Unveils Plans To Create 21,000 New Mental Health Posts

The government has unveiled plans to expand National Health Service (NHS) mental health services. On 31st July 2017, the Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised £1.3bn funding to provide England with 21,000 more mental health staff, such as nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, peer support workers and other mental health professionals, to ease bed occupancy rates and reduce waiting times. The aim of the plan is to treat an extra 1 million people by 2021, provide mental health services 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and properly integrate mental and physical health services. The Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS managers have welcomed the announcement, but the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the plans did not add up, and more "hard cash" would be needed if the new staff were to be trained in time. Jeremy Hunt said that the plans are ambitions to motivate 4,000 psychiatrists into the workforce, 2,000 more professionals for children’s and young people’s mental health and 3,000 staff dedicated to depression and anxiety services. Danny Mortimer, the Chief executive of NHS Employers said it is always welcome that the government is setting this impressive ambition and investment in the mental health workforce. He further added that if these nurses were going to be ready in time, they would be starting training next month. Dr Gary Wannan, the deputy chair of the BMA Consultants Committee said that the mental health provision has been historically underfunded, so commitments to bring the funding and accessibility of psychiatric services into line with physical health are welcome. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system.  Recruitment Synergy is a UK based Medical Recruitment Agency. We provide locum, temporary and permanent medical jobs in a variety of specialities. Feel free to contact usfor your medical recruitment and migration solutions to work across the UK.


£325 Million Invested In NHS Transformation Projects

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens and the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced £325m of funding for local NHS 'transformation plans', including millions for new 'primary care hubs'. The funding will be handed to 15 of the ‘the strongest and most advanced' Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) over the next three years across England, to support a total of 25 local projects. The largest sums will be used for urgent care in Dorset, cancer care in Cumbria and surgery in Greater Manchester. The new funding aims to deliver faster diagnosis, easier access to mental health care, shorter waits for surgery, expansion of A&Es, and more services in GP surgeries. The government said that this initial tranche of funding has been targeted at the strongest and most advanced schemes in STPs with the plans rated for their high performance across indicators in hospital performance, patient-focused change and transformation. The plans include: Up to £30m to £50m will be used in Cumbria to improve access to chemotherapy and radiotherapy by setting up a brand new cancer centre at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. Up to £50m will be made available in the Greater Manchester area to help hospitals deliver significant progresses in urgent and emergency care by concentrating services in four hub sites across the city. This change is expected to save around 300 live per year in general surgery alone. Up to £30 million will be invested in Derbyshire to create an ‘Urgent Care Village’ at the Royal Derby with GP services, as well as implement improvements to the mental health system to ensure that patients receive the right care in the right place, first time. Jeremy Hunt said that the new funding will support strong local plans to help the National Health Service modernise and transform care for patients. He further added that a measure of success of these transformation partnerships is that people can see and feel improvements being made in their local area. Commenting on the announcement, the Chair of the Royal College of GPs, Professor Helen-Stokes Lampard said that the STPs are crucial to delivering the GP Forward View in England. If they fail to prioritise general practice, it is only a matter of time before GPs and their teams collapse, with the rest of the NHS following closely behind. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system. If you need any help with Medical Recruitment across the UK, then feel free to contact us anytime.


BMA Starts Balloting GPs In England Over Industrial Action

The British Medical Association (BMA) has started balloting GP practices in England on whether they would be willing to take industrial action by collectively closing their patient lists to new patient registrations or apply to their local commissioner for formal list closure as a form of industrial action. At the Local Medical Committees annual conference in Edinburgh, the decision to ballot practices on a collective closure of lists was made. The BMA says that the intention is ’to put pressure upon the government to provide the resources necessary to secure the future of general practice and to support it to provide safe patient care’. The ballot is of GP practices rather than individual GPs, and the BMA recommends partners meet to agree their vote. Although the liability for any decision will rest with the practice partners, the BMA is urging practices to discuss any decisions with salaried and locum GP colleagues working in their practice. Up to 23,000 GPs in England are taking part in the ballot which could see them collectively suspending all registrations. The mass closure would be a form of industrial action against a suspected lack of Government funding for surgeries. In a letter to GPs, Dr Richard Vautrey, acting General Practitioners Committee chair urged GPs to take part in the ballot which will close in 10th August 2017. He said the GPC England has been asked to ballot practices as to whether GPs in England are prepared to collectively close their practice lists. Such action would constitute industrial action, and with significant implications on GPs as independent contractors. GPC England needs a clear understanding of the views of all GP practices on this issue, he added. If GP practices vote 'yes' to industrial action in the ballot, GPC will ask the BMA council to review the results and consider a formal ballot. Visit our blog page daily for more updates on National Health Service and UKs' Healthcare system. If you need any help with Medical Recruitment across the UK, then feel free to contact us anytime.