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Careers resources for nurses and midwives

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. 

Resources marked with * require you to log in with your RCN membership number or e-mail.

Job searching *

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

Interviews *

Interview skills and techniques, as well as example interview questions.

Presentation skills

Tips on content, preparation, structure, body language and more.

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.

Volunteering *

Help others whilst gaining skills and experience that could boost your career.

Job applications *

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

Dismissal *

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

Your development *

Guidance on CPD and searching for courses.

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

Your career: Ill health and disability

If you find yourself at a career crossroads due to a change in your health, you are not alone.

Our resources can guide and empower you to make the necessary changes and ensure you're working at your best.

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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