VOL: 103, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 32-33 Jane Fitzpatrick, DEd, PGCEA, MSc, RGN, RHV, RM Senior lecturer in the faculty of health and social care, University of the West of England
How to manage the staff duty rosterSubscription
For nurses who are taking on management responsibilities, one of the most daunting tasks can be tackling the dreaded ‘off duty’. Here are some tips for success
How to make your CV stand outSubscription
Every week nursing opportunities are advertised and hundreds of hopefuls send off CVs and application forms. Busy managers have little time to read the masses of applications they receive, so making your CV stand out is vital.
How to excel at job interviewsSubscription
Like all health care professionals, nurses are expected to go through the interview process as part of their professional career development. Any interview experience is invaluable, regardless of outcome.
How to be successful in senior job interviewsSubscription
Have you ever looked at a job advertisement and thought: ‘There’s no point in me applying for that.
How to plan your careerSubscription
It is easy to get away with not planning a career in nursing - employers are eager to recruit, job security is high and an established hierarchy provides a structure for promotion.
How to networkSubscription
The word ‘networking’ conjures up images of power suits and business lunches rather than the down-to-earth world of nursing. But networking is about people. And who knows more about people than nurses?
How to manage your bossSubscription
Nowadays there is more emphasis than ever on management and leadership skills in nursing but these are usually implemented to guide more junior colleagues. However, what about managing your boss?
How to get promotedSubscription
A few years ago, a report by the nursing research unit at King’s College University, London found that the NHS is failing its ambitious nurses. A few years into their careers - despite the profession’s high vacancy rate - many nurses are not where they envisaged they would be.
How to change your career directionSubscription
Career planning is a lifelong process, which includes choosing an occupation, getting a job, growing in your job, possibly changing careers and eventually retiring.