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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7189.3 (Published 10 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:S3-7189

Guy's specialist registrars Drs Yau and Chan write to point out that longlisting http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/318/7180/S2-7180>is superfluous if communication skills are considered an essential part of an advertised post. Hard to analyse CVs demonstrate poor communication skills, they argue, and constitute grounds for rejection. What's more, the time has come to switch to CV formats from outside medicine, many of which are “simple, concise, and elegant, and would save a lot of midnight oil.” Check out Williams L.Readymade CVs. London: Kogan Page, 1996.

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