Those CVs, while usually an impressive (and lengthy) foray into their education, academic experience, clinical positions and copious lectures and publications, often leave me still questioning who they are and what they bring to the table when considering work outside of the clinical realm.
Make sure that you’ve done your homework FIRST, to understand how you uniquely add value to any given industry or role. Through a thorough analysis of your values, your unique skills, your passions, your education/past experience, you will see what you bring to the table as a whole, and how it applies to the role you’re interested in. Believe it or not, you as a physician come with a myriad of transferable skills that can (and will) benefit companies in different industries. But without this knowledge you cannot build a persuasive resume that hits the target “pain points” for any given employer and demonstrates how you will solve their problem.
With some thought and customization you can take your resume from being a “great-sounding” (but hollow) document, to being a compelling representation of you that makes people want to talk to you. Start at the beginning. Think about your accomplishments and how they relate to your target audience. And good luck!