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by lingua_franca
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 4
Views: 195

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: 573

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: 4
Views: 195

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: 4
Views: 195

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: 60862

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: 60862

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 lingua_franca
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602093

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

Congrats nomnom. I hope you've updated your work email signature. ;) 1.) My flight was delayed by seven hours and didn't take off until nearly five o'clock in the morning. The delay was the same length as the flight itself. My bed has never looked so lovely and cosy. 2.) Hell-flight aside, I had a g...
by lingua_franca
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 60862

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I wonder if this contributes to the lack of diversity in psychology? These soft skills are exactly the kind of thing a grammar/private school and Russell group University teach you. It must be hard(er) to catch a break if no one has ever taught you how to write a good covering letter / personal sta...
by lingua_franca
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 909
Views: 282838

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

Ugh, Geishawife, your poor dogs. :( I hope they're OK. Your father-in-law, too. That child's behaviour is hardly the best advert for his parents' theories... Speaking of rubbish theories, today I met some parents who have bought into some very expensive and non-evidence-based programme to "treat" dy...
by lingua_franca
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602093

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

1.) I have an interview invitation for a research fellowship in a wonderful department and lovely city. :shock: I feel a bit dazed. I didn't expect to get an interview, as my research interests don't quite fit the brief they set out in the advert. I emailed them to ask if they could consider me anyw...
by lingua_franca
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Coping with news of a former patient's suicide
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Coping with news of a former patient's suicide

Thank you both. At first it felt as if I had no real right to grieve - I'm not part of this child's family, I'm not a friend of theirs, and I haven't even seen the child in a few years - and I've also been wondering where it all went wrong, and if things could have been handled differently. I'm tryi...
by lingua_franca
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602093

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

1.) A move to Australia might be on the cards. :shock: I've got through the first stage of the application process for an academic post there. 2.) I will need to live in a hot air balloon and rappel into work every day in order to avoid the spiders with which the place seems to be infested. Either t...
by lingua_franca
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Coping with news of a former patient's suicide
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Coping with news of a former patient's suicide

Recently I discovered that a young person I supported in a CAMHS inpatient ward died by suicide. Even though it's been a while since I saw this young person, they made a big impression on me, and from time to time I've wondered how they were getting on. I was there on the day they were discharged, a...
by lingua_franca
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: NHS application - What am I doing wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: NHS application - What am I doing wrong

The best general advice I can think of is to make sure you emphasise a.) an understanding of the service and the particular needs and challenges its clients might face and b.) what you can bring to the service, based on your existing skills and knowledge. Don't talk much about what you want to gain ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Dress code when working clinically: Appropriate "masculine" clothing?
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Dress code when working clinically: Appropriate "masculine" clothing?

I've quite often been mistaken for a doctor by both patients and staff, and if anything, my own style of dress is on the scruffy side. :oops: (It's not deliberate - I just can't seem to stay uncrumpled and put together for longer than five minutes at a time!) It may not be your clothes at all. Whene...