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Nursing Careers Australia Resume Tips and Interview Advice

published: May 8th, 2013 | category: latest news


Did you know that most employers spend on average a maximum two minutes reading your CV? If they don’t find what they are looking for at first glance, they simply move on to the next candidate. Get your resume noticed and give your career a boost with these valuable tips from Nursing Careers Australia:

1. Your Resume and CV

  • If an employer doesn’t find what they are looking for in your resume within the first two minutes, he or she will move on to the next applicant. Ensure your resume is clear, concise and appropriate for the position you are applying for.
  • Most nursing applicants submit resumes that are too long or filled with irrelevant details. Check that yours is up-to-date and only includes information your prospective employer is looking for.
  • Include career highlights, professional strengths and the unique qualities you bring to your job.
  • Dates of employment should be clear along with the name of the hospital/s you worked at. Include the number of beds under your care and the nature of the patients you looked after.
  • Australian employers value references so include the name and current contact details of at least two referees, which usually include a care manager or manager.

2. What are Australian nursing employers look for?

  • Effective communication is highly valued in the workplace and will ensure your success as a Registered Nurse in Australia. Therefore, RN’s who are able to easily and effectively communicate with doctors, specialists, managers, nursing staff, kitchen personnel, patients and their families will be looked at favourably.
  • Assertiveness is also an important skill in the workplace so speak up if you have any concerns before they become bigger problems.
  • Australian employers like when you take initiative in the workplace; this means taking the time to do things without being asked. Be proactive each day by finding at least one thing to do without being asked.
  • Time Management is an important part of a nurse’s role so make sure you have a good idea of what needs to be done and by when. Remember that good time management is not just working ‘faster’ but working in a more organised manner, planning ahead what needs to be done, and then doing it efficiently.
  • Australian nursing employers are not just looking for someone who is a ‘hard worker’ but also a person who works well in a team environment. Australians like to create a fun and workplace culture so take the time to get to know your colleagues and think about how you can contribute to a happy and safe environment.
  • Each day gives you the opportunity to learn something new so don’t be afraid to ask us for some advice, guidance and feedback from the people around you.

Learn more about the nursing career opportunities in Australia here.

Graduate with Nursing Careers Australia’s Bridging Program

published: May 7th, 2013 | category: latest news

Nursing Career Australia's Bridging Programs lead to graduation and successful job placement

Statistics show that approximately 2,500 nurses graduate each year from Australian Bridging Courses. Add this to the fact that 9,330 nursing students graduated from Australian universities in 2012 (up from 5,000 in 2003) and you have a lot of competition! However, there is one thing that will put you at the top of the list in the eyes of a potential employer: Nursing Careers Australia.

The provider of your Bridging Course DOES matter to Australian employers – some providers have a good reputation while others do not. Some Bridging Course providers have roughly a 50% return rate at the end of the course, meaning that 50% of their graduates will return home without a job.

Many overseas nurses tell us that they are ready to accept “the first offer letter that comes along” from any provider, however what they fail to see is the bigger picture.

Would you rather be accepted into a course with a poor reputation with Australian employers and a 50% chance of returning to your home country OR wait to be accepted into a reputable tertiary course that maximises your chances of employment when you graduate?

Put simply, Nursing Careers Australia only uses reputable Bridging Courses associated with the best Australian Universities.

These courses set you up for a nursing career in Australia, have an excellent reputation with Australian employers, and qualify you to do post-graduate studies in Australia if you wish. Furthermore, these courses focus on getting you “job ready” for your career in Australia. They do not focus on areas like Anatomy and Physiology, which you already know as a Registered Nurse.

Instead, they focus on the crucial differences between nursing in Australia and your home country and the skills that an RN needs to have in order to work in Australia – things like communication, critical thinking, assertiveness, and taking initiative in the workplace.

Nursing Careers Australia has an enviable reputation with Australian healthcare employers – they know they can trust us to find good Registered Nurses for them. Our reputation precedes you!

Most agents are only interested in one thing – getting paid a commission for everyone they enrol into a Bridging Course. Nursing Careers Australia, on the other hand, is focussed on YOU. We take a holistic approach, such as providing accommodation, offering academic coaching and job support, and helping you apply with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

To date 100% of our nurses have been successfully employed after completion of their Bridging Course, and we continue to provide job support and assistance where others need it. We understand that it is a big commitment to leave your home country and come to Australia so we want to see you succeed, not only for you but also your family!

To register, apply here today!

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