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by Opetha
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

Thank you all so much for the thoughtful replies. :) There are some brilliant psychologists in the making here because there were a number of very insightful comments made which really made me think. 1. From everything that has been said here I think I probably do need to overhaul the way I approach...
by Opetha
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Time to Give Up? *sad face*

Ok, here's the deal... I'm nearly 33 years old and I am getting absolutly nowhere. I've reached a point where I am very very close to not only giving up my dreams of working as a Psychologist but also on the whole concept of having a career. Without listing my entire CV I have the following 'going f...
by Opetha
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Trainee Forensic Psych Feed
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: Trainee Forensic Psych Feed

Hey Emmakb, Unfortunatly I cannot answer your question, but I'd really love to ask you a few questions about self funding the part 2? I completed my MSc in Investigative and Forensic Psych and i've struggled to find a job where I can gain part 2 so have been thinking of just switching to clinical an...
by Opetha
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Preparing a One Page Profile
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Preparing a One Page Profile

Hello everyone! I've been asked to prepare a One Page Profile "that outlines the things that are important TO you e.g. people, hobbies, interests, activities and things that are important FOR you e.g. what helps you unwind, what keeps you organised at work, what keeps you healthy." (Ref - www.helens...
by Opetha
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: * Honorary Assistant Psychologist - Job Interview * Help / Advice Please!
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: * Honorary Assistant Psychologist - Job Interview * Help / Advice Please!

Just to provide an update - I unfortunatly didn't get the role. Apparently there was another candidate with more experience with the client group than myself.
by Opetha
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: *INTERVIEW - Help!* - Clinical Support Worker
Replies: 1
Views: 516

*INTERVIEW - Help!* - Clinical Support Worker

Hi Everyone :) I have not been able to secure a position as an Assistant Psychologist yet (I have limited clinical experience), so I have been applying for Support Worker / Clinical Support Worker type posts as well in hopes of securing a position that will allow me to develop my clinical skills and...
by Opetha
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

I'm sorry to jump in here belatedly, this was a question I was wondering myself recently. I'll start by confirming that I too experience a (probably) abnormally high level of anxiety during interviews. I make notes in preperation for an interview, then usually condense them down to a few pointers. I...
by Opetha
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: * Honorary Assistant Psychologist - Job Interview * Help / Advice Please!
Replies: 2
Views: 899

* Honorary Assistant Psychologist - Job Interview * Help / Advice Please!

Hi everyone :D I have been asked to attend an interview on Wednesday for an Honorary Ass Psychologist role. I have never attended an interview for an honorary role before. Could anyone possibly advise how this will differ from a regular AP interview? Would you advise I generally prepare in the same ...
by Opetha
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Out of employment/education. What can I do to help myself now?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Out of employment/education. What can I do to help myself now?

Thank you Esuma, I really appreciate your reply! I've actually just signed up for an account with OpenLearn from the Open University, and i've been writing down a list of courses I think look useful and interesting. I just feel so useless at the moment, I am desperate to try and take steps forward, ...
by Opetha
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!

Maven, once again thank you for your guidance and advice. As always your words are very much appreciated and attended to.
by Opetha
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP job - unusual circumstances? is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: AP job - unusual circumstances? is this normal?

A big thank you to each of you who kindly responded to my post. I really do appreciate it. Maven, I did get a really good 'feeling' from the Clinical psychologist, very approachable and warm. I think I may have found the isolative elements of this work challenging, not due to any deep social need, b...
by Opetha
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Out of employment/education. What can I do to help myself now?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Out of employment/education. What can I do to help myself now?

Hey all :-) I have graduated from my MSc, i'm currently not in employment. I'm looking for relevant jobs but really struggling to find anything at all within a 30 mile radius of where I live (still nothing when I extend it to 40, which is my commutable limit). So, my question is, what can I do with ...
by Opetha
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP job - unusual circumstances? is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 720

AP job - unusual circumstances? is this normal?

Hi Everyone, I went for a job interview for an AP position recently, but didn't get the job. However, I wanted to ask you guys what you think of the job, whether it sounds unusual and what your thoughts are. I'll keep it anonymous as possible. The job was working as an AP for a private limited compa...
by Opetha
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Join the DCP Pre-Qualification Group!
Replies: 10
Views: 15847

Re: Join the DCP Pre-Qualification Group!

Hey Guys, Is this group still active and taking in new members? I am having difficulty locating joining instructions on the BPS website.

Thanks
by Opetha
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!

I am genuinly suprised by the amount of thoughtful, considered and helpful replies I have received to my post. I want to thank you all very much for taking the time to read and reply. I am only new here but I am getting a really nice feeling from the forum here, everyone seems very supportive and he...