5 ways to boost your career

 Julie Watkins 26 Jul 2018

Wondering where to take your career after graduation? Read RCN Careers Advisor, Julie Watkins’, top five tips:

  1. Make sure it’s right for you - choose a job that suits your skill set, personality and values.
  2. Arrange an informal visit – you’ll stand out and it’s an opportunity to get a feel for the work culture and environment.
  3. Research the employer – learn about the company’s values and link these to your application and interview. It highlights what an organisation is looking for in a candidate, and likely to reflect the framework for their recruitment scoring system. 
  4. Keep your CV updated - don’t wait until you’ve got a job application deadline looming, prepare your CV in advance.  
  5. Keep up-to-date with healthcare initiatives - employers may ask you about these during interview and will expect you to know. Could you explain what the Francis Report was? Do you know what the 6 Cs are?

For more career advice, read our student career booklet.

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Julie Watkins

RCN Careers Coach and Service Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Career Coaching
  • Interview techniques
  • Career direction

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