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Calm your nerves to get ahead when job hunting

Preparation is vital for approaching the job hunting process, says third year nursing student Emma Cowen.
Emma Cowen

Preparation is vital for approaching the job hunting process, says third year nursing student Emma Cowen

I have reached the point in my training where the end is in sight. I’ve completed my dissertation and final essay and have started my management placement. However, instead of this being the time to relax, this is the time when job hunting begins.

Applying and interviewing for jobs is a nerve-racking experience. Preparation is vital. I approached writing the application form systematically.

I printed out the job specification and highlighted key words or phrases. With supporting information, I checked against the job specification to ensure I was demonstrating my ability to meet the employer’s requirements.

Using resources

Don’t be too descriptive. You are a newly qualified nurse and have limited

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