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by ell
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Assistant Psychologist applications - what's going wrong?
Replies: 46
Views: 34909

Re: Assistant Psychologist applications - what's going wrong?

If the person spec says 'experience running therapeutic interventions' then unless you clearly have that then you won't be getting the 2 points (or whatever system the shortlisted is using). But think about what that person spec point is looking for. They want someone who can run therapeutic interve...
by ell
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Assistant Psychologist applications - what's going wrong?
Replies: 46
Views: 34909

Re: Assistant Psychologist applications - what's going wrong?

In the NHS trust that I am employed by, we have to score all forms according to the checklist of person spec points. So if one of the person spec points is "able to work as part of an MDT" then if you don't mention working as part of an MDT then you'll get 0 out of 2. Of course, just saying "I'm abl...
by ell
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: undecided on course selection
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: undecided on course selection

"Oxford springs to mind as a course that values academics" As a very non academic type Oxford qualified CP, I'm always amused by this whenever it pops up. Admittedly things have changed since I went there, but then it's always been the narrative about Oxford. Perhaps I was an exception. Anyways, loo...
by ell
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Research Officer - Civil Service
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Research Officer - Civil Service

Make sure you explain in your application how you meet each of the criteria, and don't just say that you have something but say how you have demonstrated it, or what you do to achieve it, and that should help you with the AP applications. Sounds like obvious advice, but I've read so many application...
by ell
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Research Officer - Civil Service
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Research Officer - Civil Service

The RO job sounds really interesting, and would set you up well for the research aspect of clinical training. As someone who shortlists for AP posts, I would be interested in someone with RO experience, as long as they also had some clinical experience to draw on. It sounds like you have that from y...
by ell
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How many words is the Doctoral application personal statement?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: How many words is the Doctoral application personal statement?

It's 3000 characters. So how many words that ends up being will depend on the length and number of words you use. There is no 'exact' number of words. I don't know broadly speaking how many numbers it averages out as, maybe someone who's filled the form in more recently may be able to give you a bal...
by ell
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2685

Re: Where am I going wrong?

There's a couple of posts in this Wiki about what CPs do in a typical week. https://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=19 For my part, I would say that less than half of my work is direct therapy work. I work in older adult services, both in community and on mental health wards. I do a lot of ...
by ell
Sun May 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Stats module grade
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Stats module grade

I once applied to a course that had a minimum of 65% on the stats module as part of their criteria (several years ago). I've only ever seen it stipulated once as a criteria though. So all you can do really is just carefully read through the courses' minimum criteria and not apply for any courses tha...
by ell
Mon May 04, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Essex interview feedback 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4441

Re: Essex interview feedback 2019

And clients are the priority for most of us, not job applicants I'm afraid. I was finding your post an interesting and helpful read until you decided to be pointlessly condescending. It's disappointing that most of the qualified posters are coming across quite poorly in this thread. Ok, thank you f...
by ell
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Face to face interview amidst pandemic!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1121

Re: Face to face interview amidst pandemic!!

If you contact HR then perhaps they don't need to pass your name on to the interviewers, so that might alleviate concerns about it being counted against you. Though I would have thought HR must be aware of it, as they are usually the ones who send all the info out to candidates.
by ell
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Face to face interview amidst pandemic!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1121

Re: Face to face interview amidst pandemic!!

That seems concerning, as the guidance is clear about non essential travel and contact, and an interview can be done over video calling. If I was in your position I would contact the HR department to raise my concerns, though obviously it is up to you if you want to circumvent the interviewing team....
by ell
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online/Telephone Career Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Online/Telephone Career Advice

Apparently I should be a chef. Perhaps I am well suited to that job, apart from the whole not being that great a cook thing.
by ell
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Video Interviews
Replies: 21
Views: 5476

Re: Video Interviews

It sounds like video interviews have been tough for lots of people, it's completely understandable. Be kind to yourselves, no one expected it to be this way, and you won't be the only ones who struggled. And remember that everyone had to do interviews this way, and while it might have suited some mo...
by ell
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread
Replies: 588
Views: 140256

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Hi all, First time applicant, Sheffield Lancaster UEA Bangor Interview was a tough cookie...I think my offer to interview and success was due to really believing and chiming with the values and specialisms of the University I got selected for - I would personally consider this something absolutely ...
by ell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form? NOW CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 6600

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

If it's still in your outbox then it hasn't been opened by the receiver yet (who sounds like they've got a lot to get through!).