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by NotReally
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Group task at interview

I've had this EXACT same problem in a number of different contexts. Normally, i'm not too fussed, as I can chirp in later etc. Obviously, in an interview setting, you won't always have this option. What i'd suggest is to make a bit of a physical point of the fact that you're making a point. Obviousl...
by NotReally
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 61062

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

For the record, I went to a comprehensive and a non Russell group university, so that isn't where I set my norms either. But I do genuinely believe that the person's approach to the job shows in their application. Lots of mistakes suggests a person who is sloppy in their work and doesn't proof-read...
by NotReally
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Burnout in colleagues
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Burnout in colleagues

I think there is something to be said, and considered, about the fact this is a senior colleague. It is likely they have faced this situation before, whether in this service or another. It may very well be a method they use to get through what sounds like a tough time professionally. Given that you ...
by NotReally
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 9202

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

I had an interview a couple of weeks ago, and the post requires a bit of travel.

Interviewer: how well do you know liverpool?
Me: (eager to impress but knowing I don't know liverpool all that well)... I know manchester quite well...

They can't have seen it that badly though, I got offered the job :D
by NotReally
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Getting things done / Covering the cost of running the site.
Replies: 11
Views: 1996

Re: Server migration and paid member tier proposal

Ah, think I've misunderstood the paid tier of membership proposal (that'll teach me for trying to skim-read!). I suppose my main concern would be that nobody takes the option to pay, but given Geishawife's feedback above, it looks like they would so it would work. The YT suggestion was just a sugges...
by NotReally
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Getting things done / Covering the cost of running the site.
Replies: 11
Views: 1996

Re: Server migration and paid member tier proposal

As noted above, thank you miriam for doing this, it's much appreciated. As also noted above, I would probably steer clear of paying for membership. Obviously the cost is extremely reasonable, but I think lauren raises a valid point about people leaving once qualified and therefore the value for mone...
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: 397

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: 397

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: 384

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: 1483

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: 1483

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: 712

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: 712

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: 571

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: 8403

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...