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?
  • Despite popular opinion, learning disability nurses are needed at a range of settings. They should not limit their imagination when it comes to job searches
  • Children’s nursing offers a wealth of career opportunities. Here we consider some options available for nurses who want to specialise in this field
  • There are many career paths open to new nurses, but all of them are based on the core values of patient-centred care
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.
  • 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.
  • 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.