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Writing a Medical CV

It takes the person recruiting about 6 seconds to decide if they are shortlisting you. Didn’t know that? Yep! It’s true, many studies have shown that the minute a recruiter or the person shortlisting your CV looks at it they would typically decide within 6 seconds if...

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IELTS or OET? Which one should you do…

IELTS or OET? Which one should you do…

Considering a medical career move to Ireland? Alongside with getting IMC registered, another decision you have to make is whether you do the IELTS or the OET exam. Confused? Let’s make things a bit simpler for you. There are two exam options which you can choose from,...

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One Doctor’s Journey to Ireland

One Doctor’s Journey to Ireland

My name is Mohamed Mostafa, I am currently an Anaesthesia Registrar at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, and shortly I am moving to the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. About a year ago, I took the decision of moving to Ireland after 5 years of experience in...

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Moving to Ireland

Moving to Ireland

After qualifying from medical school and gaining a number of years’ experience in the local health system, it’s hard to ignore the ever present thought of moving abroad to gain new medical experience, live in a foreign country and create new personal relationships....

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When the sun says goodbye?

When the sun says goodbye?

Not that we were blessed with much sunshine in Ireland this year I think it’s safe to say it has now gone for the remaining of this year. So, unless you have an awesome holiday planned in a hot country we all know what happens. Our bodies need multiple vitamins, but...

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How to survive night shifts?

How to survive night shifts?

Unless you’re a night owl, you probably dread when your round of night shifts appear on the rota. Worry not, we have some great ideas on how you can tackle them and still stay fit and healthy. Sleep – Night’s shifts interrupt your natural pattern of sleeping so you...

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Good reads in the sunshine…

Good reads in the sunshine…

Going away to catch some sunshine? If you’re looking for a book to read while you enjoy the sun and put your feet up why not consider some of the below most recommended books for nurses. I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Strories of Becoming a Nurse...

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Tip Top CV

Tip Top CV

Happy Friday all! Typically the first thing an employer or agency will get from you is your CV or an application form. We spend so much time trying to make sure that the CV looks attractive we forget to focus on the content. Follow our 5 top tips below and make sure...

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