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by maven
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Should I apply for jobs that list an NVQ as an essential requirement?
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Should I apply for jobs that list an NVQ as an essential requirement?

Thanks for the update. So it seems like the NVQ wasn't essential, and your degree and/or other skills and experiences can be considered equivalent.
by maven
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Employment/Identity checks
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Employment/Identity checks

They are supposed to check physical copies of passports and other documents, rather than just see copies of them, and they are supposed to do checks to evidence right to live and work in the UK - all of these things are legal obligations on employers. Whether they are willing to postpone these until...
by maven
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Assistant Psychologist Interview - Memory Services - your help please :)
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Assistant Psychologist Interview - Memory Services - your help please :)

The forum rules are not only pinned to the main "about this forum" section, and referred to in many posts, but they are emailed to every person in the welcome PM. So there is no excuse not to be aware of them.
by maven
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Pre-Qual - Volunteering to do Cognitive Rehabilitation Exercises
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Pre-Qual - Volunteering to do Cognitive Rehabilitation Exercises

I'd be surprised if you couldn't get relevant paid work with 5 years of support work after a psychology degree - so you need to get someone to look at how you are tailoring your applications (or do some mock interviews if you were getting interviews but not posts) to see what is going wrong. As to t...
by maven
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP NHS application help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Trainee PWP NHS application help needed

You should probably also get someone more experienced to read one of your applications. You'd be surprised how much distance there can be between what people think they are doing in applications and what others see in them.
by maven
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Preparing for an AP Interview at Combat Stress - Please Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Preparing for an AP Interview at Combat Stress - Please Help!

Soliciting or providing information about the content of interviews is against the rules of this forum. If you have a specific question or idea, then post it and focus on that. But we exist to level the playing field, and believe in fair selection processes, so we will not provide insider info to ce...
by maven
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Trainee PWP - Role Play
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Trainee PWP - Role Play

Our forum rules clearly say that soliciting or providing information that is not in the public domain about an interview or selection process is not permitted. It is a form of cheating, and given you have shown your first and second name in your post, and the forum is public and searchable, you run ...
by maven
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career advice - PWP/AP/PhD
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Career advice - PWP/AP/PhD

Do you have the right to live and work in the UK without a visa or any restrictions? That's the first barrier, as our country is getting ever more xenophobic and all the rules about this change very soon. Do you have GBC? You won't get an AP post, let alone onto the doctoral courses without it, and ...
by maven
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is my experience relevant?
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Is my experience relevant?

Geishawife wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:14 am
how the experience has prepared you to be a good trainee CP, be reflective and your experience will be every bit as valuable.
Or a good AP, or a good PWP, or rehab assistant, or residential care worker, or whatever you apply for after you get your conversion :)
by maven
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Big reference dilemma....
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: Big reference dilemma....

elsaar - I'd ask your CP supervisor whether they can incorporate a reference from the nurse you work with the most in what they write about you, or failing that, whether they can provide some content to incorporate and/or help the nurse to ensure she covers everything in a way that will fulfil what ...
by maven
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: DClinPsy Application Form Relevant Experience Section
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: DClinPsy Application Form Relevant Experience Section

Do not put irrelevant jobs into the list of relevant experiences. It shows you can't prioritise the most salient information, which is a critical CP competency. I'd strongly advise against trying to shoehorn in every prior experience into the form as a whole. Nobody shortlisting cares about jobs in ...
by maven
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying as an undergraduate
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Applying as an undergraduate

If you don't have a year or more of relevant experience (that's full-time equivalent, not a couple of hours per week for a year), this is likely to be a wasted effort given the level of competition. Even with experience the odds are hugely against you, and you'd need to pick your courses well. I'm n...
by maven
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: HCPC Psychologist Protected title
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: HCPC Psychologist Protected title

Yes, please do contribute as this has been a long standing theme of concern on the forum.
by maven
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Posting about your personal life
Replies: 18
Views: 1544

Posting about your personal life

I think my reaction is reflective of my general unease with any potential therapeutic input being given "in public" for any and all to see without people really knowing what the situation is/was. I just feel a proper assessment and contained, tailored intervention is a safer option. Perhaps I'm jus...