Preparing for Your Next Nursing Role…
Whether you’re looking for the next step in your nursing career, or feel you’re ready to explore a new area of nursing, we have prepared five simple tips to ensure a smooth transition into your new role.
1. Keep your CV up to date
This will save you time when you come across a nursing position you are interested in applying for. Make sure you update your personal details, work experience, qualifications and training. Write about your values as a nurse and a personal statement including your interest for applying and your career goals – this is very important to hiring managers.
Remember your CV is the first thing the hiring manager will see, so it’s important to ensure it’s of a high standard and includes up to date information.
2. Make the most out of social media and networking
Job boards are not the only place to find your future nursing role. If you look in the right places, social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter can be great places to find suitable nursing roles. Reach out to other healthcare professionals through LinkedIn and join specialist nursing groups to keep up to date with the latest news and job vacancies. You will also find information on upcoming events, recruitment days and training workshops.
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3. Apply to jobs suitable to your interests and qualifications
Applying for jobs can be both time consuming and stressful. Make sure you are only applying to ones which you have a genuine interest in, and where your clinical skills and qualifications match up with the job advert. Doing this will save both yourself, and the hiring manager time.
4. Schedule time to prepare for your interview
An interview is your chance to prove to the hiring manager you’re the right candidate. Make sure you know when and where your interview is, and plan your route in plenty of time. It’s essential you do your research, and come prepared with a few specific questions to ask the hiring manager. Research the company, their company values and recent Care Quality Commissions (CQC) inspections – these will be important topics within any nursing interview.
Make sure you’re prepared to talk about your clinical skills, and be ready to share personal examples of where you have dealt with different cases in sensitive situations.
5. Speak to our specialist recruitment consultants
If you are looking for a new nursing role, speak to one of our expert recruitment consultants here at Liquid Healthcare about the latest nursing opportunities we have available. Their in-depth knowledge of the nursing sector will mean they’ll be sure to find the right nursing role for you.