All Careers Advice

  • Tips and advice on how to plan your career and achieve your goals as a veterinary surgeon from Vet Times Jobs, the veterinary job board of Vet Times.
  • Staying calm and relaxed in an interview is often key to winning the job. So how do you keep a cool head?
  • It’s a question that causes an immediate problem: are you really meant to say something negative about yourself that could spell the end for your application?
  • Interview jitters can make it difficult to come up with great responses on the spot, so try to anticipate the questions your interviewers will ask you and have the perfect answers ready in advance.
  • A job interview is not “just another conversation”, it's more like a sales call where, instead of trying to persuade a customer to purchase a product, you are selling yourself.
  • The dreaded “have you got any questions for us?” question will come at the end of most interviews, so it's best to have something prepared. Can't think of anything? Here are 5 killer questions for you to use... You're welcome!
  • Many people think a veterinary career is limited to working in general practice. In reality, veterinary training is the key to a career that can be incredibly varied.
  • At work, it definitely feels good to be the "go-to" person, so here’s how we recommend you make the work you do really stand out!
  • Like it or not, how you dress will be seen as an indication of your approach to work, how confident you are, and even how much you value yourself.
  • To avoid making any attention grabbing mistakes of your own, learn from the successes and failures of other job candidates with a quick look at the dos and don'ts of creative interview techniques.
  • There is something symbolic about the start of a new year, making it an ideal time to think about looking for a new job. Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal in 2019.
  • Jane Davidson encourages potential employers to be honest and make the advertisement an accurate picture of the vet nurse role you are offering to recruit the right person.
  • The days of advertising for a “qualified or experienced nurse” are over – so what can you do to ensure you attract the right vet nurse to your job ad? Jane Davidson offers some advice.
  • Author Dave Nicol takes a light-hearted look at reviewing CVs and offers recruiters a handful of tips to whittle down the numbers and sort the wheat from the chaff.
  • Author Dave Nicol looks at the five biggest mistakes people make when recruiting vets, nurses and reception staff into their veterinary practice.
  • If you’re planning to write a job advert, RVN Jane Davidson offers a few words of wisdom on what NOT to write – including a couple of things that could put potential employees off completely.
  • This article sees the author highlight a number of laws you should know about if you're taking on a job within the veterinary profession.
  • As an employer, you need to be well-prepared to deal with inappropriate use of social media by employees. As with many things, the best approach is to take action before the problem arises.
  • Having a unified and happy workforce is critical to success. So why is it some practices and managers seem hell bent on treating staff so poorly?
  • Pressure can motivate us to perform at our best. However, too much pressure can result in feelings of being unable to cope, leaving us liable to suffer from stress in the workplace.