When I was a young nurse...
There were no resources for writing job applications, how to prepare and succeed in interviews or clear paths for becoming a nurse leader. 18 years later, not much has changed.
In my dream job (as Nurse Unit Manager of a busy Emergency Department), I began running workshops for Registered Nurses interested in becoming Clinical Nurse Specialists. These workshops were very popular. 60 people came to the first two sessions in their own time, and all of them left with a clear picture of exactly what they needed to do to achieve their goals.
Most of them achieved the higher level positions soon after, which just goes to show how much easier it is to have a roadmap to get to your destination.