Contrary to popular belief now is the time to start your recruitment campaign. As recruiters we are aware of the stigma around the festive period but in our experience, for those clients who have bucked the trend and started their recruitment pre-Christmas, the results are impressive.
It's a guaranteed somewhat sleepless night before you start your first rotation. For me, it was a combination of Christmas eve excitement (yes, I'm finally doing it) and pre-exam dread (I don't know anything)! I'm therefore hoping that the following blog will help open your eyes to what rotations involve and help ease some of the undoubted nerves.
Starting your career as a GP is an exciting time and here at Prospect Health we work with a variety of practices who offer newly qualified GPs great first jobs. The first few months in a new GP job can be fast paced, information overload and at times stressful but within six months or so, the majority of new GPs find their rhythm and naturally; some start to think about what’s next?
Our careers working as an optometrist or dispensing optician will have us see many thousands of patients, each with their own preferences and individual needs. As a healthcare professional, we will need to be adaptable and make sure the information we provide is communicated effectively to everyone that we deal with. In most cases, this comes naturally with our daily encounters with the general public; but on occasion, we will encounter those that can have restrictions in how they communicate and/or understand things or may even mis-lead us in what they communicate. It is our duty to ensure that the needs of everyone under our care are catered to and this blog post will look at ways to navigate such encounters accordingly.
The time to submit your CV and Cover Letter's is approaching. Read our blog to understand how you should structure your CV to land you your first choice Pre-Reg Placement.
We have also put together a blog covering the DO's and DONT's and how to structure your Cover Letter.
Cover Letter's allow you to expand upon your CV achievements and skills relevant for the job you're applying for. This is your chance to show the employer why you're the best candidate for the position.
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When recruiting and hiring a new manager for your care service, the week before and the first few weeks in your organisation are the most important time to ensure your new recruit becomes an effective and intrinsic part of your team. Samuel Barrington, the Chief Executive of Care Improvement Associates has over 23 years of care, quality and compliance experience. He understands the importance of recruiting the right manager for your service and making sure they are set up well from day one in your organisation.
I may have been qualified for several years now, but I still think back to my time at university and think what I could have done better to prepare for my life as an optometrist. I’ve been lucky enough to earn a place on the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma at Cardiff University and these memories and thoughts are beginning to shape how I plan my studies again. Here are some ways that I have found that will help you make the most of your time at university and prepare you for pre-registration and your future job in optometry.