The CV is your pitch to the hospital and needs to show that you are the most qualified locum for the position. You also need a professional photo.
CV - Key Information
This is a simple one - you just need to send your CV to the locum agency.
They will review what you have sent over, and come back to you with any questions they have. It can get quite pedantic - some agencies require specific date formats, others may have other quirks too. It’s best to quickly send over what you have and be ready to answer any questions they have.
Here are some pointers:
👉 Send it ASAP
The sooner the agency have your CV, the sooner they can start sharing it with Trusts to start the process of booking you in for shifts.
👉 Sell yourself!
The CV is the most critical document to help you secure work. It is your pitch to the hospital, and needs to show that you are the most qualified locum for the position. The most popular shifts will have many applications, so you need to stand out.
It should show off your clinical competencies, focusing most on specialties where you want to find locum work. For detailed advice on how to write a perfect CV to help you find locum work, read our breakdown here.
👉 No gaps
You shouldn't leave any gaps in your employment history since you started working as a doctor. If you have been locuming ad hoc for a period of time, or had a period of time where you weren't working, make that clear on your CV and the agency will check this for you.
👉 Editable format
It’s best to send it over as a Word document (rather than a PDF) and give them permission to make any minor edits as they need to. This means they can make changes rather than asking you to do them.
This just needs to be a professional-looking photo that is appropriate for work. It will be used for your ID badges when you're locuming.