Civilization, as we know it today, hasn’t always looked like this. It has gone through so many stages of development that the very dawn of humankind looks rather savage.

People lived in unorganized groups, they spent their days hunting and getting injured in the process and dying afterwards from the inflicted wounds.

Life span was generally short since people were still not aware of the things they had to do to preserve their health.

However, as time went by things improved significantly.

First, we learned the importance of personal hygiene, and then we slowly moved on to some more advanced actions.

Originally we had the bleeding and leeching, bathing in milk, etc.

All of these can be observed as predecessors of modern medicine in which there are virtually no obstacles today. (Though we are not sure if this is good or bad.)

You have a headache? Here’s some ibuprofen!

You have a fever? Here’s some Paracetamol for you!

Your heart is failing? Let’s get you another one! Piece of cake!

Now that we mentioned the heart transplantation, this is a rather risky surgery that surgeons take years to master, so their patients do not die on the table.

However, while everyone is praising the surgeons for the successful performance, most of us tend to disregard the burden taken by the mere “supporting role” in the undertaking.

This member of the team we somehow tend to forget is the anaesthesiologist.

Though mostly remaining in the shadow of the lead doctor, we definitely must acknowledge that anaesthesiologists play one of the crucial roles within a surgical department.

However, there is no need to remind you in detail how important you are. You already know that.

Now, if you want others to acknowledge the importance of your call, you will have to have some skills other than the professional ones.

The skills we have in mind are the skills of presenting yourself and your knowledge and expertise to other people.

And, by other people, we mean potential employers.

Obviously, this article will provide the required guidance for you in case you lack the given skills.

Before anything else, allow us to briefly remind you that you must be sure to prepare a good CV. this is the professional ID that must impeccably present you in the best of light.

If we have just sounded too scary, don’t worry, because here are some of the most important elements of a good CV. When writing yours, make sure that the following is true:

  • Your CV is well organized (make relevant data visible and noticed immediately);
  • You have chosen a proper template (quick hint, use our resume template builder);
  • You have chosen the precise and yet descriptive language;
  • Your CV DRAWS ATTENTION.

Since we have just informed you that a good resume is a must-have and we also gave you the most important elements, now we will show you how to write a good, no – excellent, CV.

Anaesthesiologist Resume Example

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Anaesthesiologist Resume Sample

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If all of the above seems a bit too complicated for you, there’s no need to worry!

We have our resume template builder, so do not hesitate to use it.

And, since we have just presented to you two really good examples of how to write a CV, we will now go one step further.

As a matter of fact, we will go through all of the steps giving you the actual guidelines on what to write in your resume and what it is that you need to omit.

So, here we go!

HOW TO WRITE PERSONAL INFORMATION SECTION

Personal information section is the easiest one to write.

This is where you provide relevant personal and professional information about yourself.

No need to say that the details you provide must be fully accurate. We do not think there is a need to explain why.

The data in your resume need to be presented in a specific order. Naturally, you will begin with your name and then the rest of the details.

Name

When giving your name, make sure to include your full first and last name.

However, it is perfectly safe to omit the nicknames you may have.

Miranda Yang
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Ricardo Rickolino Webber
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Nicknames are an informal way to address someone, so they do not belong in a formal context such as CV.

Keep these for your friends and family since your future employer could care less about the humorous nickname your friends gave you.

When writing a professional resume, nicknames are a big NO.

Profession

Again, since the point of a resume is to present (not to say show off) your professional skills, do not omit your profession here.

The profession and the experience are the factors that get you hired eventually.

Profession

  • Doctor of Medicine with anaesthesiology residency
  • General Practitioner

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Profession

  • Doctor

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When providing your profession, i.e. degree, you need to be precise. In case you are worried that your profession is “wrong” for the opening in question, you most certainly have some other skills to compensate for the (temporary) insufficiency of proper education or degree.

Photo

A photo in a professional resume is an optional provision. However, we strongly recommend that you include one.

People love to put a face together with the name, and that has nothing to do with discrimination.

Note that photos in resumes such as that of an anaesthesiologist, are a more than welcome addition.

Your face will more or less be the last one that the patients see before surgery, so if you have any reason whatsoever to hide it or you do not feel comfortable about it, then your patients will not feel comfortable about it either.

Now, you need to know that the photo you choose must a reflection of serenity and seriousness, but not gloominess at the same time.

This is what we have in mind.

Photo instructions

  • Natural unforced smile
  • Eyes open
  • Combed, clean, and tidy hair
  • Natural-looking make-up (for ladies)
  • Neatly trimmed beard (for men)
  • You alone in the photo against a neutral background (preferably white).
  • Proper posture (looking confident, but not conceited).

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Photo instructions

  • Laughing/Grinning
  • Eyes closed
  • Messy and greasy hair
  • Strong make-up (for ladies)
  • Messy/too long beard (for men)
  • Group photo (from the beach, parties, with your family).
  • Slouching

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Again, your profession is such that it implies working with people. Obviously, your photo needs to be the middle ground – not too serious, but not too easy-go-lucky at the same time.

Phone Number

Giving your phone number is just one of the possible ways to make it easier for employers to contact you.

Along with the e-mail address, this is a perfect tool to establish some real-life communication which is highly valued these days.

And besides, spoken word (even through) phone helps establish a more honest bond.

Address

This is another optional part; however, we suggest that you include it, after all.

When you provide the address, your potential employer will have a clearer picture of where to find and when they can reach you.

Naturally, they will also want to know if you are moving across the state for the job.

E-mail Address

Doing your job in the 21st century would be hard to imagine without computers and the internet.

Along with these, you will also have an e-mail address to share in your resume.

webber.r@gmail.com
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mirandita.mamacita@gmail.com
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The distinction above serves to show you how your e-mail address must also be appropriate. Do not use those addresses that are a combination of your name and nickname.

Also, do not use those e-mail addresses that you might be using for other purposes (e.g. gaming, online shopping).

Pro Tip
One more tip:

Take extra care that your e-mail address is easily spelt and pronounced. (This is even more useful if you need to provide/repeat your e-mail over the phone.)

Social Media Profiles

Providing links to your profiles on social media in a resume has its pros and cons, but somehow we cannot exclude them.

As much as they help the potential employer to get to know you, they still might ruin your credibility, especially if you are not careful about what you like, post, or share. To stay on the safe side, it is better to avoid them completely.

However, if you decide to do it, at least manage the visibility of your post, making sure which of your posts are public. This is relevant when we talk about Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, for example.

On the other hand, it is always a good idea to provide a link to your LinkedIn account.

We know that this network was designed for professionals offering and/or looking for a job, so you can never miss with this link.

HOW TO WRITE YOUR SUMMARY SECTION

Having said that personal information section is the easiest to write, we can now safely say that we have reached a trickier part of your resume, i.e. summary part.

Writing a summary requires certain language skills which do not come naturally to all of us.

The point here is to use as little words possible to make an enormous impression. In this case, your language use must be brought to perfection, you need to rely on expertise related terms, and yet sound refined and confident.

Summary

A board-centrified anaesthesiologist with over 8 years of experience. Specialized in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and anaesthesia research. Currently seeking an opportunity to apply the knowledge and experience gathered so far in order to boost the efficiency of the research department and general patient pre and post-op care in a new environment.

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Summary

  • Anaesthesiologist / Doctor
  • With experience/Experienced
  • Was a good student
  • Weak language – make bigger potential, contribute, to practice

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We believe that the difference is more than obvious. This is all about presentation, so present yourself as a strong, experienced individual who is ready for whatever’s coming up next.

HOW TO WRITE THE EXPERIENCE SECTION

The experience section is the central part of your CV. These are the arguments that convince the employer to hire you since you are the right person for the job.

When listing your previous jobs, make sure to indicate the years you spent working for a specific employer first.

After this, you need to provide the full title of the previous employer(s) and immediately afterwards you can indicate the position you occupied within the company, followed by a brief description of the tasks you were in charge of.

Experience description

  • Was the head of 5 person team in charge of partnering with community physicians to plan and provide care for patients with diverse injuries.
  • Designed a shift plan including special rotations of staff thus improving their efficiency in providing patient care for 15% (staff members were more rested, focused on the daily tasks, they performed the tasks without the unnecessary stress that inevitably comes with the profession).
  • Collaborated with the OB/GYN department so as to provide relief for women during labour.
  • Coordinated in between teams that investigated new treatments which were still in the clinical research phase utilizing the most advanced technologies at hand, from the aspect of administering anaesthesia to patients in the pre-op phase.
  • Hired as a special consultant during filming Grey’s Anatomy, seasons 14 and 15.
  • Supervised patients and monitored their pain medications before, during and after surgery; offset adverse complications or reactions; recorded the amount and type of anaesthesia as well as the patients’ conditions throughout procedures.

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Experience description

  • The head of the team
  • Prepared a plan for rotation administered anaesthetics unsupervised (!)
  • Helped patients
  • Worked with medical students

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Looking at the right (and not at all bright) side, i.e. the column marked wrong, the applicant with a resume like this would not stand a single chance at getting hired. If you wonder why, let us tell you this – the imaginary applicant marked wrong looks uninterested and moreover uncaring.

The data such as given here are insufficient and are setting a completely inadequate tone (i.e. uncaring)

Now take another look at the columns and notice the huge language gap between them.

Experience description - another example

  • 5 person team
  • Designed a shift plan… improving efficiency in providing patient care for 15%
  • Single-handedly administered anaesthetics

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Experience description - another example

  • a team
  • prepared a plan for rotation
  • administered anaesthetics unsupervised

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So as not to repeat ourselves, we believe you get our point.

However, we have to analyze one of the entries from the column wrong, and that is the use of word unsupervised.

When you use this term as opposed to single-handedly or individually, you will see that this might imply you needed supervision to administer the medicine, but you opted for not doing it.

Somewhere, this might be observed as a criminal offence. So, see now why word choice is a relevant factor to be taken into consideration?

As we can see from the table above, numbers are also a great tool to impress the potential employer.

Numbers eliminate vagueness that can sometimes occur with written descriptions. Improving efficiency in providing patient care by 15% says so much more than greatly improved efficiency of the team.

Your resume is not a place to obscure or diminish your achievements. Flaunt them and use them to advertise yourself in the best possible way.

An important hint for you: Do not provide false details under any circumstances. Do not list working somewhere if that is not true. At least things are easily checked nowadays. Spare yourself the embarrassment first of all, and second of all avoid being discredited for good in a company you are currently applying for.

The previous paragraph was a perfect introduction to the second good resume example we have at hand.

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What Ricardo did here was being completely honest about his experience and achievements.

Obviously, he is applying for an anaesthesiologist job position, but he clearly indicated even before the experience section that he’s only pursuing a residency in anaesthesiology.

His honesty will be highly appreciated, and he will most certainly get a chance to prove himself worthy of the employer’s trust.

Another hint for you: Your Experience section should not include those jobs that are unrelated to the position you are applying for. List only the relevant experience.

Finally, note that your experience section is listed in the reverse chronological order.

This means that you will list first the most recent job, and then go backwards listing one after another.

By the way, if this is too much trouble for you, then use our resume template builder! It will make your life so much easier.

GUIDELINES ON WRITING YOUR EDUCATION SECTION

Education section comes after the experience mainly due to the fact that employers value your experience more than your education. Having said that, let us show you this distinction.

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As for education, the institutions you attended are also listed in the reverse order.

Here you will also need to list attending years, the full name of the institution and the course and degree.

Additionally, we would like to point out how cleverly our second candidate added details on the med school he attended prior to the residency course he is currently attending.

Additional tips:

  • you can include your GPA if it was high, or you can indicate that you graduated with honours.
  • you can include a brief comment on the projects you worked on or the time you spent volunteering. Our candidates missed these (maybe there were none, or maybe there were too many?), but this also helps you make a good impression.

HOW TO WRITE YOUR SKILLS SECTION

With the skills section, it’s all about prioritizing. List only those skills that you are proud of and that and contribute to your work. Otherwise, simply leave them out.

When writing your skills section, language is something you need to pay extra attention to.

Skills

  • Highly proficient in interpersonal communication and conflicts resolution
  • Technology and computer savvy
  • Extraordinarily handles working under pressure and composed during stressful situations
  • Experience in supervisory positions
  • Languages: English (native), Spanish (advanced), Mandarin (intermediate)

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Skills

  • Good in communication
  • Works well under pressure
  • Good boss
  • Can multitask and organize
  • Polite

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To avoid unnecessary repetition, we already introduced you to the benefits of strong language forms.

As for languages you list in your resume, this is what you need to know.

Languages

  • English (Native/Proficient)
  • Spanish (Advanced/Native)
  • Mandarin (Intermediate)

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Languages

  • Arabic (beginner)
  • French (intermediate)

Wrong

A mere listing of languages is not enough. You need to include the level of your knowledge as well.

For example, if you can count to ten in Arabic, and you know a couple of common phrases that does not mean that you can actually speak it. Leave it out so as not to create a false image about yourself in the eyes of others.

As for the general interests listed at the end of your resume, these are the activities you like to do in your free time. Make sure to include only a few.

These few need to be the ones you truly spend time doing. Otherwise, they are completely irrelevant.

After all the steps and guidelines we gave you if you still think you cannot write a resume on your own, feel free to use our resume template builder.

ADDITIONAL TIPS & TRICKS 

  • Always double check your writing for punctuation or grammar mistakes.
  • The data you provide must be full and true to your best knowledge.
  • Be precise and to the point. Avoid lengthy summaries since nobody pays attention to these.
  • Customise your resume to the position you are applying for.

CONCLUSION

Finding a perfect job has always been tricky.

There are so many obstacles you need to face with, and one of them is applying for a job. If you want to get hired as opposed to other candidates, you need to make a good impression on the potential employer. And you do this by submitting an impeccable resume.

In such a resume, you provide only the best personal and professional details and making such resume normally takes time and effort.

Here we presented to you some useful guidelines on how to do it.

Nevertheless, if you are still having doubts, use our resume builder and go get that dream job!

Good luck!

Anaesthesiologist Resume: Sample & Complete Guide

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