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Careers resources for Nurses

Use our resources to improve your employability. Perhaps you need to revamp your CV, perfect your next job application or improve your interview skills.

Alternatively you might feel it's time for a change and want to know what your options are. Either way, the RCN Careers Service is here to make sure you feel supported to take that next step.

Job searching

How and where to start searching for jobs, networking and using social media. 


Helpful hints and tips on interview skills and techniques

CV Writing

How to write your CV, including suggested layout and CV example.

Transferable skills

Find out why they're important and how to use them to get your next job

Job applications

What employers look for in an application and how to ensure you get shortlisted


How to apply for jobs after you have been subject to dismissal or investigation

Career Crossroads

Fancy a change in career but don't know where to start?

Use the Health Careers website to explore and research different roles within healthcare, and to find out what experience, skills or entry requirements you'll need

Health Careers website

NHS jobs

Search for NHS job vacancies in England and Wales.

NHS Scotland Jobs

Search for NHS health and social care jobs in Scotland.


Search for health and social care jobs in Northern Ireland.

We're here for you

To make an appointment with a careers adviser, you can call the RCN any time from 8.30am to 8.30pm, 365 days a year on 0345 772 6100.

We offer CV checking, interview coaching and more.

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