Career advice

Never underestimate the benefits of networking to your career

Keep up to date professionally, share expertise and gain emotional support by building effective networks.

Making time for networking should be an essential part of every nurse’s career. As well as helping you get ahead professionally, it enables you to share expertise and best practice with colleagues and provide emotional support for one other.

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Nick Simpson, chief executive of health jobs recruiter MSI Group, says building effective relationships in the workplace is more important than ever.

‘Without a strong network, nurses will struggle to remain compliant at the most basic level,’ he says.

Mr Simpson urges healthcare workers searching for their next job to actively engage with groups on professional networking site LinkedIn, and get involved with conversations on social media sites Twitter and Facebook.

‘Joining and following communities built by professional bodies, individual trusts, and specialist recruitment agencies will help maximise your exposure to the latest roles.’

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