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Practical tips for career advancement in nursing

Practical tips for career advancement in nursing

Nursing is an attractive field; the rewarding and important mission of saving people’s lives aside, nursing provides flexible work hours and decent job security. But just like in any profession, you want to grow, move up, and be recognised for your work. So for the hard-working, ambitious nurses, here are some practical tips on how to further your career.

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The right skills for the HR specialities

The right skills for the HR specialities

For many companies, especially when they're small and growing, human resources (HR) management is little more than an afterthought. It is, however, a key part of running a successful company in the long run. For that reason, people with the right kind of skills in the HR discipline often have their pick of jobs within the market and command excellent salaries.

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How to navigate the hiring process and land the job you want

How to navigate the hiring process and land the job you want

Among job-seekers, there's plenty of attention paid to crafting the perfect CV as the end-all, be-all step to landing the perfect position. As any experienced job-seeker can tell you though, that's only the beginning of the process. That's because all your CV really does is get someone to pay attention to you as a viable candidate – and everything you do from that point on matters just as much.

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 5 Myths About Self-Employed Life

5 Myths About Self-Employed Life

The prospect of self-employment is often coupled with ‘scare stories’ listing an interminable list of hurdles to overcome, detailing just how difficult it will be to succeed. However, if you are thinking about starting your own venture and becoming self-employed, it might be helpful  to take an informed look at some of these myths—you’ll find that many of them are either partially or completely untrue. Here we look at how great self employment can be by debunking 5 of the most prevalent myths.

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The keys to a CV that survives the modern hiring gauntlet

The keys to a CV that survives the modern hiring gauntlet

Testing the job market can be a challenging task, no matter what stage of career you happen to be at. That's because regardless of your level of experience, it's difficult to communicate all of your skills and positive attributes to a hiring manager sight unseen. For that reason, your CV could be the most important document you'll ever create in your professional life.

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Busting four myths about CVs for inexperienced job-seekers

Busting four myths about CVs for inexperienced job-seekers

For individuals getting started on the road to a career, finding a job when you don't have much (if any) relevant work experience can be a challenge. It's the kind of catch-22 situation that leads many recent graduates to spend countless hours agonizing over creating the perfect CV by surgically editing every minute detail of their history, searching in vain for the best way to highlight their abilities without overstating or misrepresenting anything. For them, it's a nerve-wracking experience, but it doesn't have to be. That's because there is no shortage of myths regarding what makes for the perfect CV, and knowing what they are can take some of the anxiety out of the process, especially for those who haven't gone through it before. To help, here we address four of those myths, and what to do instead when crafting a CV.

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