Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 41 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Annabel Smoker, author of the excellent new book, ‘Launching Your Career in Nursing and Midwifery’. As lecturer in nursing and faculty lead for employability at the University of Southampton, Annabel is ideally placed to share exactly what you need to do to get your first job as a graduate nurse. We explore the current job market for graduate nurses, how you can explore your career options, how to create a brilliant application which will you get you results, through to the impressing at the interview stage. If you’re studying nursing, or thinking of it as a career, this is an episode for you. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at Before we start many thanks to those of you who have completed the survey over at, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear. I’ve times it and it takes less than 90 seconds to do, so please do get on over to and help me out. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.


  • The current job market for graduate nurses
  • How to explore your career options
  • How to be proactive and make connections with employers
  • The importance of a great job application
  • How to write a nursing personal statement that will get you the job
  • What the graduate nursing selection process involves
  • Top tips to ensure you get your first choice job
Direct download: 41_-_Nursing.mp3
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