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by NotReally
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What's the longest you've been "out of the game"?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: What's the longest you've been "out of the game"?

Hi NL Congrats on training! I'm in customer service atm. The reason I don't feel it's helping is I also did a CS role after graduating for a little while, so a lot of the communication skills etc that I could develop, I did during that period. My last role was temp, and when that finished I thought ...
by NotReally
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What's the longest you've been "out of the game"?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

What's the longest you've been "out of the game"?

Hi all So I guess this is really a question for those of you who have got quite far in your psych career, but I was wondering what the longest period you've spent away from anything psych related is? Or atleast, any role which you thought was contributing to a future psych career? A bit of context w...
by NotReally
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Living abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Living abroad

Hi ashgirl As far as I'm aware, a move to mainland EU for 2 years or so will not affect your UK nationality https://www.gov.uk/moving-or-retiring-abroad . I'm not even sure about this, but at most it may mean you now have dual citizenship. The residency lingo is always confusing, but I think you'd q...
by NotReally
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 919

Re: Let's talk about money

Amen to that! And to you!

Certainly know what you mean about the route to qualification, I have a few friends who are physio's/doctors/dentists etc. Looking at their career path compared to mine to date has me turning into a full on green eyed monster.
by NotReally
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 919

Re: Let's talk about money

Hi missmoo You're surely right that we all need to find a way to overcome the funding challenge. Given that you have a family too, I'd guess it's more of an issue for you too. My suggestion would be to gain clinical experience in other roles rather than as an AP. As people have pointed out on this f...
by NotReally
Thu May 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Training as a Forensic Psych
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Training as a Forensic Psych

Hmm, not sure tbh. I may be making this up, but I seem to remember reading that the "downside" of qualifying via stage 2 is that you need to stay in the same role all the way through as the application competencies need to be signed off by your supervisor before it is sent off. This may be why it ta...
by NotReally
Tue May 29, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Training as a Forensic Psych
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Training as a Forensic Psych

Hi psychsars Well done on getting the interview! Without having been in the situation, I'm thinking it's going to be a bit of a long shot for a couple of reasons: 1) they may not need a trainee at other prisons that you would transfer to. 2) obviously this may not apply as I don't know your circumst...
by NotReally
Fri May 25, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview written activity
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Interview written activity

Thanks both. Will definitely be brushing up on my "analysing a paper" and "what would you do" skills now! (Well, after the CL final on saturday. Come on liverpool! :) )

Should have mentioned, It's with a child care agency, working with looked after children.
by NotReally
Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 8125

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I think this is perhaps understandable. Although I agree that there isn't much the student could actually do in the "hot spots", I think this may be their eagerness to get involved, and hopefully this will develop the level of insight they have regarding these situations in the future. "live and le...
by NotReally
Mon May 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 8125

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I had rather an unsettling conversation with one of my undergraduate students about this. He's applied for a holiday placement in a conflict-affected country, and he's disappointed by the work he was offered by the humanitarian organisation (a reputable organisation that I know quite well). "I want...
by NotReally
Mon May 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview written activity
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Interview written activity

Hi all I have an AP interview coming up soon, and the interview invite has stated that the interview will consist of a written activity as well as the face-to-face interview. I'm prepping for the written activity with hypothetical questions that they could ask, but I was just wondering if there is a...
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9075
Views: 1595554

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1) It's almost ramadan! Best time of the year for me, really looking forward to it. 2) Not to jinx it, but it seems summer is properly here 8) 3) Unfortunately that does seem to mean people who can't drive seem to appear out of the woodwork, will have to be extra alert. 4) I need a proper job :( 5) ...
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Ah, thanks. Perhaps I naively thought others would be interested in helping nudge along my development :roll: (don't reply to that, it was tongue in cheek i swear!)
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Would that not be off putting to potential employers though? Unless it's a service where psych is really not valued, I'd have thought lots of expertise etc at AP level is off put by the fact they don't actually want to develop further/qualify... never been in the position to choose but would part o...
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Thanks for that maven, think he mentioned a future plan that included starting his own business, so would make sense to stick to a "hands on" role without investing too much time and money into qualifying. Would that not be off putting to potential employers though? Unless it's a service where psych...