The Victorian Application system utilises the ‘Standardised CV’ format. The standardised CV can be found here or on the PMCV computer match website.
PMCV produces these guidelines on CVs. Please read these in detail to avoid doing anything that may adversely affect your match potential.
These guidelines are quite brief and some sections vague. This is by design to some degree as HMO managers want to be able to see how individual candidates craft their CV, similar to any other job applications.
We understand that the process can get quite repetitive uploading your CV multiple times to multiple sources. We have pushed quite hard for a number of years to reduce the double handling. Hospital networks however want to be able to access applications as soon as they are received, as well as have applications in a form that suits their own internal HR processes. We will continue to work on this into the future.
Prior to 2016 the photo on the PMCV standardised CV was optional. MSCV pushed hard to make this section at the very least optional on the grounds of potential for discrimination against applicants on the basis of a wealth of factors.
MSCV was successful on this front and the photo is designated optional on the Standardised CV.
HOWEVER HMO managers have not all been receptive to this change and some hospital networks have made / continued with compulsory photo submission through Hospital Network applications.
The advice that we have received from PMCV is that there is no guarantee that a non-submission of a photo will not result in flow on effects to your match potential.
MSCV will continue to push on this front in the future but unfortunately this is the state of play for the 2017 match.