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by Ducky
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: WAIS-IV Cognitive Assessment with ethnic minority patients
Replies: 10
Views: 7309

Re: WAIS-IV Cognitive Assessment with ethnic minority patien

This is a really tricky area. I guess a few things to consider would be: - Ask yourself if you really need a cognitive assessment, and what the purpose would be. If you want an IQ score for some reason, I would probably forget it. However, if you want to look at strengths and weaknesses across the p...
by Ducky
Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78548

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

4 shows out of 15! That's incredible! Out of curiosity, did you cut off applications after a short period, or keep it open and wade through the hundreds that arrive? We had a sorting criterion that we had to abandon as so many applicants failed to read and adhere to instructions ( :x ), thus I decid...
by Ducky
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78548

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Completely agreed. I'm in the midst of shortlisting, and it's been exhausting. I'm also stunned at the number of people who bother to send in applications without reading the job description and person spec. This is my first time getting involved in recruitment and I'm genuinely disappointed. I thi...
by Ducky
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Downunder
Replies: 19
Views: 10088

Re: Psychology Downunder

Thanks Ducky! Thats really interesting. I can see why it's fading out but it seems like a really nice way to become qualified. It probably would be quite a pleasant way of doing it, but the feedback I've had from more senior colleagues is that the breadth of training this way just isn't tenable. Th...
by Ducky
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Wiki: Applications, short-listing, interviews, and gaining posts
Topic: Interviews for Assistant Psychologist posts
Replies: 2
Views: 59116

Re: Interviews for Assistant Psychologist posts

Having been on the interview side for an AP role recently, here are my tips: - a question is an opportunity to sell yourself. Our interview schedule was quite short (deliberately), and those candidates who answered briefly finished their interviews very quickly indeed! What stood out with the better...
by Ducky
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: NHS Jobs - Employment History (Voluntary Work)
Replies: 13
Views: 7499

Re: NHS Jobs - Employment History (Voluntary Work)

Having read through 126 applications in the last week, I'd highly advise putting voluntary experience in the 'Experience' tab. The personal statement sections can be very dense and difficult to wade through, and it made my job much easier to be able to do a first skim and know whether the applicant ...
by Ducky
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Downunder
Replies: 19
Views: 10088

Re: Psychology Downunder

Also some of the 'psychologist' roles seem to be what we call assistant psych. They seem to require a four year degree, one or two years experience in the field and they work closely with 'senior psychologists'. Maybe they expect more of you than would be expected of an assist psy here. I don't kno...
by Ducky
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78548

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I know people are under time pressure to complete forms but it's so important to show your enthuiasm for the actual job you are applying for & show how your skills match the person spec. It's really obvious when people are sending out a generic application for every job they apply for and very offp...