All Careers Advice

  • Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals
    We have probably all had days where the idea of going into work is as appealing as a slap in the face, but what if you start to feel like this every day?
  • Don’t be a shrinking violet on your first day at work; engage with your colleagues however busy they may seem.
  • Claire Johnston, who has been director of nursing and people at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust for 15 years, offers her secrets on staying on top.
  • Getting in touch with a prospective employer before applying for a new position or attending an interview can help to make you stand out from the crowd.
  • If you find yourself in the enviable position of having more than one job offer to consider, make sure you do your homework – and don’t ignore your instincts.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.