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by lingua_franca
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605494

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

Congrats on the Distinction, benbrand. (Whether or not it makes a big difference on your application, it's still a difference to you!) 1.) I wish I could get my cat to understand the concept of a Saturday morning lie-in. She was indignant that breakfast did not appear at six a.m. as usual, and she p...
by lingua_franca
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

I'm with persephone regarding honorary AP posts, it's not the same as volunteering and I've seen some person specs with incredibly high requirements, one I recall was full time, required not only a psychology degree but specifically experience working with children, and carrying out and analysing c...
by lingua_franca
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Group task at interview

Doors close and windows open. I got one of those jobs and I was catapulted into it almost immediately. I'm now teaching three days a week at a special school for children with social, emotional, and mental health problems. It's going to be a real challenge, especially as I have responsibilities that...
by lingua_franca
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605494

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

Esuma, isn't that always the way - they're like buses! I've been job-hunting too, as the end of my contract is drawing near, and after a dispiriting trudge through reams of application forms, the same thing has happened to me! Congratulations on your new job. I hope you enjoy it. 1.) I am so excited...
by lingua_franca
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Group task at interview

Thanks, ell. That's a helpful way to look at it. Two other interview invitations arrived today, so with any luck I should still have something lined up before my current contract ends. :)
by lingua_franca
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Group task at interview

I don't think that was the case here, as I met all the shortlisted candidates (we chatted in between the group task and our interviews) and none of them had worked for this service previously, in any capacity. They all seemed to have really interesting relevant experience too. I expect that sometime...
by lingua_franca
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Group task at interview

I tried the leaning slightly forward technique, and it seemed to help. The whole interview day went well, and I was made the reserve for the post. In my feedback they told me that there had been almost nothing in it between me and the successful candidate. It did sting a bit, as I enjoyed the interv...
by lingua_franca
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 916
Views: 283656

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I know how you feel about being unsure how to challenge that kind of thing. I was at a conference once (I'm hesitant even to give detail, as I know there is a high probability that some attendees will know this forum) and one psychologist on the panel compared veterans to BME people, saying that "we...
by lingua_franca
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 16
Views: 9759

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

I can't top your story, Rhapsody, but I had an interview for a research fellowship last week in which I started to wish that I had some sort of delayed-action filter on my mouth. I had to give a presentation to start with, and I walked into the room to find about a dozen people on the panel, arrange...
by lingua_franca
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Group task at interview

I'm comforted to know I'm not the only one! It seems like such a weird problem to have, as it's not that I'm particularly nervous in these situations. Tonight I was at a book fair and I wanted the assistant to help me find something. He kept helping other customers even though I'd been waiting longe...
by lingua_franca
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: NHS application - What am I doing wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: NHS application - What am I doing wrong

Congrats. Best of luck. :)
by lingua_franca
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Group task at interview

Ability to work well with others - not to dominate, not to be too reticent, able to draw out people who aren't speaking much and to help discussion flow in a constructive way, willing to consider alternative points of view, astute listening skills, able to stay focused on the task, etc. I've facilit...
by lingua_franca
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Group task at interview

I have an interview that will involve a group task, and my heart sank into my boots when I saw this on the letter. Whenever I've done groupwork with strangers I have found that people often talk over me just as I'm speaking, so I struggle to contribute my share. Friends have told me that I'm more so...
by lingua_franca
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 62207

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

The frustration that shortlisters feel is an interesting one. I've felt it myself, I got so annoyed recently with some AP applications. When reflecting on it, I struggled to work out what was behind that frustration. I wonder if it's because I hear people complain about it being so hard to get a po...
by lingua_franca
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 62207

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...