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by miriam
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Any questions? I'm tweeting on PsyTweeps for next 10 days
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Any questions? I'm tweeting on PsyTweeps for next 10 days

I'm the resident tweeter for the PsyTweeps account for the next 10 days, so please let me know if there is anything you want to know about me, my view of psychology, or running this forum. Follow here: https://twitter.com/PsyTweeps There is a recap of my intro information here: http://wke.lt/w/s/j2f...
by miriam
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Self-employed work as a Clinical Psychologist
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Self-employed work as a Clinical Psychologist

I've always done a few hours per week outside my full-time NHS job, but I left the NHS entirely and set up my own business in 2011. As Spatch says, it can pay more per hour than NHS work, but as he points out there are also greater costs and demands on you as a clinician outside of that session. Ven...
by miriam
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60944

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I don't think it is either a 2 hour job or five minutes, there is a lot of scope to be somewhere in between. Someone mentioned earlier in the thread that they have a word document with sections for each major speciality they are applying for, and most of the common person specification items, and th...
by miriam
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60944

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

DO state on a CV how long you worked certain places, how many days, and whether paid or voluntary. Simply telling me the job title and duties doesn't give me enough information to shortlist from as I can't tell whether you were half a day a week voluntary for six weeks over the summer holidays whil...
by miriam
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60944

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

As someone who is very much struggling to get an Assistant Psychologist or equivalent. I understand that shortlisting can be arduous and there are probably many applicants that have only taken 5 minutes to submit a generic application, but among those applicants there are many that are trying reall...
by miriam
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: NHS matching salary and A/L
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: NHS matching salary and A/L

You may get matching to nearest point, but only if that reflects the banding of the role. Likewise you'll get your service taken into account, but there is no discretion to give staff extra leave compared to the NHS quota.
by miriam
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60944

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 miriam
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602388

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

Congrats nomnom, that's great :)
by miriam
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60944

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

Indeed. It is a difficult balance, because candidates do feel like they have limited time and it could close at any minute. But on the other hand, the odds really change for successful short-listing when you personalise an application - so much so that even if some jobs close whilst you are doing so...
by miriam
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60944

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

Well you know me and the word "vast" - I have started to see it as the big red flag that suggests people don't yet know how much they don't know and are at a much earlier stage of knowledge development than those who recognise their limitations. But I also got applicants who literally told me "I am ...
by miriam
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant research psychologist job or NHS internship?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Assistant research psychologist job or NHS internship?

Paid work is always better to have on your CV (and in your wallet), and it sounds like you'd gain loads of good skills and experiences from the research job, so to me its a no brainer.
by miriam
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60944

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I've been shortlisting for an AP post again this weekend, and it feels like I want to write the same things over again. We closed the advert after 70 applications (it was open for nearly 3 days). Of these: 4 had no psychology degree 9 didn't have GBC 3 didn't have the right to live/work in the UK wi...
by miriam
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Very very disheartened
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: VERY VERY DISHEARTENED

My honest advice is always to focus on enjoying now. If you aren’t enjoying your current post then change and do something different. Life is too short to be unhappy. That said, you haven’t said what your experience to date has been or why you are getting so disheartened. If you are applying for nhs...
by miriam
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Has anyone been performance managed out of IAPT due to not meeting targets?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Has anyone been performance managed out of IAPT due to not meeting targets?

I'm not an IAPT person, but given you have had no replies I thought I would respond as I have line managed someone that was underperforming and looked at the process for performance management in the NHS (though in the end it wasn't used due to wider organisational changes and the person being re-pr...
by miriam
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Dual qualification - CP and Counselling Psychology
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Dual qualification - CP and Counselling Psychology

You might want to contact Russ who used to post on here a lot, as he was a CP who taught on a counselling psychology course. I think he later went on to train in psychoanalysis, but my impression was that he had no additional qualifications beyond CP at the point he started his CoP course role.