Ten Tips for Writing or Improving Your CV

The presentation and content of your CV is usually the biggest determinant as to whether you even get as far as the job interview! Your CV needs to efficiently and professionally present your skills and attributes in the appropriate language and formatting. Ten Top CV Writing Tips 1. Do Your Research- research the positions you are seeking on job boards and pick out the most relevant, sought after requirements. 2. Break Text Up- large chunks of text are off-putting and unwieldy for recruiters. 3. Have a Powerful Profile- ensure your profile is prominently at the top with a short and sharp summarisation of your most valuable skills. 4. Utilise the Core Skills Section- be sure to list your top qualifications, skills or knowledge in bullet points. 5. Use a Professional... Read More »

Necessary Qualifications for Nursing Positions

The average person has a tendency to label ‘nursing’ as a singular, ubiquitous job when the reality is quite different. There is a wide range of nursing positions each requiring varying types and levels of expertise. The nursing skills required to treat in an emergency ward differ quite a bit from a nursing position in a childcare facility, for instance. Senior positions, of course, require a blend of high-level nursing qualifications and experience and training in management skills. Nursing is actually a highly specialised field, that focuses on one of four areas of care: adults, children, learning disability and mental health. During the early portions of studying to become a nurse, your degree will touch upon all four areas before you will be required to specialise in one of them, which... Read More »

Apprenticeships – Starting your Career

Apprenticeships are one of the oldest forms of skills learning in all of human history. They’ve been common practice for a wide range of professions since the birth of civilisation, and it is only really fairly recently that the practice has been somewhat overtaken by modern-day higher education. Even so, an apprenticeship can give you the practical experiences you’ll need to succeed in a specific career in ways that a modern day education often fails people. Apprenticeships true value comes from how you spend your period as an apprentice living and breathing in the environment that you will eventually find your own. This stands in contrast to a university degree, where you get a broader but less relevant education. The downside to them is The downside to them is that... Read More »