Nurses are in great demand, which puts you in a great position when looking for your next job. The choice is endless so it is advisable to make a list of your qualities and what you are looking for to help you find the best available jobs in nursing in Newcastle. On this list put down your likes and dislikes – some nurses are better than others at treating certain ailments or types of patients. You may have weak or no-go areas such as coping with nappies, handling dentures, cleaning up vomit or dealing with smelly feet. You may prefer NHS or charities to private care, shift work, home care work, live-in roles or contract work.
Update Your CV
Once you’ve made your wish-list, you’ll need to make sure your CV is up-to-date when you’re applying for RGN nurse jobs in Newcastle. Keep it succinct but make sure you don’t leave anything out. Next to your name at the top of the CV, put your highest nursing qualification so that it stands out. List all your qualifications and work experience, including voluntary or charity work. You’ll need a unique selling point to stand out from the other applications so if you excel at organisation, managing others or empathising with patients, then say so. Any voluntary work or taking part in charity events will also show a caring side.
Once you have drafted your template CV, read through – or ask someone else to read through it – to check grammar and spelling. You will also need to adapt this CV slightly for every single application – one size does not fit all any more.
Putting Yourself Forward
If you are looking for RGN nurse jobs in Newcastle, then another way to meet influential people in the health sector is through networking. You may find you are told about upcoming vacancies or they will know all about it when you do apply. You could try internal networking by offering to sit on committees in the workplace or become a group member and help with fund-raising events. Even going to someone’s leaving do will open up opportunities to meet new people,who may be in a position to help you.
External networking could involve going to conferences, exhibitions or talks concerning nursing in Newcastle. This may seem more daunting but it is worth investing your time and effort as you will be meeting key players to help you get your next RGN nursing job in Newcastle.
Join an Agency
One thing you will notice in your search for RGN nurse jobs in Newcastle is how much work is involved. You could spend a lot of time on the internet without really coming up with the job you really want. A better way forward is to join a professional agency which offers recruitment and training in all sectors. They will look over your CV, talk about your needs and then find out which vacancies are suitable before introducing you to your prospective employer.