Awareness of your attitudes, skills and personality

Whether you are talking to someone you have just met at a networking event or giving an interview, it is a good idea to be aware of different aspects of your attitudes, skills and personality. You should be ready to … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

Reflections of an associate lecturer

I spend a fair bit of time in my own head. I’ve always enjoyed the process of cogitating ideas, attempting to answer the whys and wherefores of life, and seeking patterns to theorise the world around – especially when it … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

Time to think about thinking. Time to react against reacting.

Perspective-taking and balancing acts Meaning-making with subjects abound with idiosyncrasies, contradictions, and wildly varied experiences and narratives makes psychology a challenging pursuit. Adding to this is the fact that the ‘scientist’ in this endeavour could – with a swap of … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

Selling your transferable skills

I have been asked in a few job interviews to highlight my most important skills and how they would benefit the post in question. Initially, I was stuck because I thought I did not have any ‘special’ skills to offer … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

The Interview Process

The Interview Process The interview forms part of the application process (see previous post about searching for jobs as well). For many the interview process can be quite an anxious event. For examples, may worry about whether or not they … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

‘Please cut the number of words’: Tips for editing your article

Someone once told me that each and every word you include in a journal article is like gold dust, so use them carefully. My problem is that I sometimes waffle in my writing when I could just as well make … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

“I’ve got an interview for clinical training!!!” [Rejoice. Then Panic.] Top Tips to prepare for your interview

Around this time, applicants for the doctoral training course for Clinical Psychologists (DClinPsy) will be awaiting news on whether they have made it through to interview stage at their chosen universities. Having spent a great deal of time shortlisting application … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

Keeping yourself motivated during this time of year

It’s raining. Again. It’s dark when I leave home in the morning and dark when I return in the evening. I have very little motivation to do any form of exercise, and thinking creatively is also a chore. In a … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

Searching For Jobs

Searching for a job or suitable post can be a stressful and anxious process. The process of searching for a job can involve a number of steps from the first step of searching websites, newspapers and so for advertised jobs … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment

‘Using’ your supervisors

You have probably read many articles about how you should go about developing your relationships with your supervisors. You may have noticed from talking to others that your relationship with your supervisor is probably different to your colleagues’ relationships with … Read More »

LinkedInEmailPrintShare
Leave a comment