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Graduate CV Preparation for Nurses


Graduate Nursing Jobs: Kate Cowhig International Recruitment is recruiting for Graduate Nurs...

Graduate Nursing Jobs: Kate Cowhig International Recruitment is recruiting for Graduate Nurses for various positions here in Ireland and across the sea in the UK.

Newly graduated with your Nursing Qualification? Searching for the job that suits your needs? Want to further develop your professional career? Want to relocate? Desire to stay in Ireland? Look no further- we have the Graduate Nursing Job for you! We hope that you are all really enjoying your final internships and are enjoying your final months as student nurses. We know the pressures of the final few months as a student. Not only are you working on the wards as part of your final year internships, many of you are finishing off all of assignments. CV Prep So we know that at this stage you are all thinking about your career progression and have an idea of where you want to go. You may be feeling a little panicked and excited about employment post graduation so let us help you over the final few months! We can help you find the job you want to progress your nursing career. All you have to do is send us your CV today to and we will organise the interviews for your dream job!  

CV Preparation: In the twenty years of operation, Kate Cowhig International Recruitment has placed approximately 10,000 candidates. That’s a lot of C.V.’s!

  So this is most likely the first time you have compiled a professional CV for your Nursing career but with KCIR’s help we can help you create a CV which will strengthen your chances of securing permanent placements. CV’s should be at a maximum of two pages. We have found in the past that many graduate applicants find it difficult to express their clinical knowledge and expertise onto paper. So by making your CV clear and concise you can show potential employers just how suited you are to their hospital. Our top tips for a good CV include:   Contact Details You would be surprised how often people forget to put their contact details on their CV. It is so important to include
  • Name
  • Home Telephone Number
  • Mobile Telephone Number
  • Home Address
  • Email address
  • Qualification
  • Visa Status (where applicable)Potentials employers will have hundreds of CV’s on their desk- if your contact details are wrong they won’t chase you.
  Key Skills and Career Objective At KCR we love to read an ambitious CV. It is important for your key skills, key attributes and career objective to be clearly stated near the top of your CV. This description should be concise and to the point containing key words depending on your key attributes. Example of these key words are; Surgery, Midwifery, Psychiatric, Mental Health, Neonatal , General, etc. As a nursing graduate you might not have decided for definite which field is best suited for you so here is the place you can express all of your areas of interest.   Nursing Employment History We know that you are graduating in Autumn 2011 and may have no post registration experience but student nurse internships provide fundamental experience for you. Therefore it is vital to outline all of your relevant internships and nursing experience so that potential employers are interested in you as a nurse. Most new graduates have fantastic experience from working in major hospitals so don’t be afraid to mention the hospital’s name and what speciality you worked in. You should always include all of your nursing duties and responsibilities. This is an opportunity to reiterate your key skills. Don’t forget to include all of the key skills as mentioned above. These should be duties and responsibilities should be kept clear and concise in bullet format. If you have taken a year out to go travelling, or did an erasmus year be sure and highlight this. Gaps in CV’s can act as a deterrent for potential employers and this experience of being abroad is a great asset to have under your belt. There are many ways to showcase your experience but we believe at KCIR that reverse chronological order is the best as it shows exactly what role you are currently undertaking.   Qualifications Briefly outline in bullet format your qualifications including degree/ diploma and courses undertaken. Employers will be aware of the subjects undertaken and as there is little room on two pages for your CV this information can be kept for your application. If you are particularly interested in relocation abroad be sure and put down the level of education obtained. Nursing studies is not a Degree level in every country so this is important to highlight that you are a degree graduate. Graduates References Graduate Nurses should always have good professional and academic referees. While you may of had a student part time job over your four year course, it is better to use referees who have seen you in action as a healthcare professional, such as Ward Managers, CMN’s, ADON’s or DON or your senior lecturers in your college or University. Remember always ask your references prior to giving their name! When you have completed your CV, please send it to us at and we will call you straight back to discuss you career progression and what opportunities lie ahead for you. Contact any of our team today at +353 1 6715557, text us on +353 86 0440094 or email your current CV to for further details Kate Cowhig International Recruitment, 49 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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