The Career Planning Guide is a collection of information and tools designed to help you enhance your career. You will find information on:
The Career Planning Guide will help you think about the factors that affect your career. You will be able to identify your strengths and interests using the Competence Assessment Tools and explore the Career Profiles of nurses and midwives working in jobs that may interest you.
The Career Planning Guide will help you develop and plan your career in a more structured way. You will find tools to help you decide what you want from your career and information to help you make the decisions that are right for you.
The decision making framework below may help you think about what you want from your career.
To help you think about your direction, The Career Planning Guide has a section Thinking About Your Career covering such issues as the personal choices you make, your ability and competence, career opportunities available to you and how the needs of the service and the support given to you by your employer can influence these.
When a job you are really interested in comes up you want to be as well prepared as possible. Unfortunately, many registrants are disappointed because they have not completed their application forms properly or prepared adequately for interview. Within the Application and Interview Resource, you can find advice and guidance on how to complete an application form properly, and how to prepare for that all-important interview. You will also find information on Assessment Centres and presentations, which can be part of the recruitment process for more senior jobs.
Many of us would admit that we learn a lot when preparing for an interview. Unfortunately, much of this learning is lost because we do not record it. Nor do we ask for feedback from the interview panel to find out how we could have improved our performance. Within the Application and Interview Resource, you will find a guide on how to complete a reflection after your interview and seek feedback from a member of the interview panel.
Career Profiles can help you identify career directions and jobs that interest you. There are so many different career options and opportunities within the Nursing and Midwifery professions.
This section highlights the career profiles of Nurses and Midwives working in the HSC in Northern Ireland.
The job/role title, pay band/grade, summary, enjoyable and challenging aspects of the job/role and qualifications experience and skills required are identified.
You can explore the Career Profiles of local Nurses and Midwives, selecting from career directions, areas of practice and settings, to identify those which may be of interest to you.
The Career Profiles help to demonstrate how you can transfer between career directions using your core nursing and midwifery skills. The career profiles also demonstrate that there are many ways to help you prepare for the job you want.
Career Directions that you have to choose from include:
Areas of Practice that you can choose from largely reflect the sections of the NMC Register and the main disciplines in nursing and midwifery.
Settings that you can choose from include: