All Careers Advice

  • Whether you're studying pharmacy already or you’ve finished a degree in animal science and aren't sure how to apply it, a rewarding career in veterinary pharmacy could be yours.
  • The way we find, apply for and interview for jobs is undergoing major changes, and telephone interviews are now a very common obstacle for jobseekers.
  • Younger jobseekers enjoy higher rates of employment than their older counterparts but, as a more mature applicant you can offer a far broader range of experiences and skills.
  • Not everyone loves children, but it’s important to realise that, depending on the type of vet you become, you will have to deal with the concept of kids as clients.
  • Have you thought about continuing your veterinary studies in order to specialise in a particular field? If so, here are a few questions you should ask yourself.
  • So, you fancy taking on a new role in the animal health profession and positioning yourself as a promising candidate. How do you go about it?
  • One of the most nerve-wracking aspects of a job interview is the knowledge that somebody is about to fire a number of searching questions at you. This can be seen as a Paxmanesque interrogation where everything said is doubted and each view is challenged – but these four tips will help you sail t...
  • 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.