We received many questions in our Facebook group regarding gaps in the CV.
• Is gap a bad thing for your CV in Germany?
Certainly, it is not a good thing. But in Germany, because of the shortage of doctors, many small and isolated hospitals would be happy to hire doctors; regardless if they have gaps in their CVs or not. The main thing is that you speak good German AND have the German permanent medical license (🇩🇪 die Approbation).
• What should I do regarding the gap?
Simply tell what you have been doing. It is not a bad thing if you began your own business or traveled around the world. The head of the department would be relieved to know that you were not in prison in that period!
• Do not lie in your application for the medical license!
One of the documents required while applying for the medical license is a “chronological CV”. Here you can see in this free template how it looks liks:
If you wrote false information during the application process, this could totally endanger your chances of getting a medical license.
• How to reduce the effect of the gap in your CV?
If you have a German permanent medical license (🇩🇪 die Approbation), this makes your life in Germany very easy. Here are the steps to apply for it:
– Improving CV
You can improve you CV. Here we wrote how:
They can certainly help you a lot. In the following article we explained why and how:
– Make connections through our community
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