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1 Tim Reed Head of Careers and Employability Service Introduction to Psychology Careers and Placements

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3 The Careers and Employability Service  Location  Opening times etc  Services & facilities

4 Specific CES facilities  computer-aided guidance CES Website Careers Employability Module on Moodle  job vacancy database  quick queries  careers interviews  careers library  talks & presentations

5 Careers Presentations  Careers in Politics, Media Careers, Using languages etc.  Choosing A Career  CV Workshop, Making Successful Applications etc ….  Interview Skills  Presentations by ACCENTURE, DELOITTE, IBM, MICROSOFT, PwC etc ….  Presentation by NHS Graduate Scheme  Presentation by PEARSON (summer internships)  Presentations by JET, FRONTIER, INTERAC, BRITISH COUNCIL  Postgraduate options: Teaching courses, Law courses  Working in the UK, Working Abroad

6 First step – find a placement Consult Psychology staff Make speculative approaches Look at advertised placement vacancies

7 What should your CV contain? Personal details Academic background Work Experience Interests & achievements Additional information References

8 Jane Sarah Andrews (5/11/92) 33 Local Street, Canterbury, CT2 8AE. Tel Nationality: British EDUCATION University of Kent BSc (Hons) Psychology Expected Degree Class 2:1. Second Year Subjects: Child Development, Cognitive Psychology. Project: “Irrational fear – post-trauma RTA patients." Manchester Community College. A Levels: Mathematics B, Religious St. B, History B. AS Level: Geography St. John’s Girls School, Manchester. 10 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including Science and English. WORK EXPERIENCE Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, Canterbury. Volunteer Support Worker. Spending time with patients & their families. Summer 2012 CC USA, Camp Florindel, Portland, Maine. USA. Camp Counsellor. Supporting welfare & health of girls (9-14yrs) at US summer camp present Simple Simon’s Public House, Canterbury. Bar work throughout the year serving food and drinks to customers and cashing up. ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS Secretary of the Psychology Society, involved booking speakers. Organised a charity fun run for Rag Week – raised £175. Enjoy competitive sport and play for the University 2 nd XI netball team. Other interests include current affairs and writing for the university magazine. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IT Skills: SPSS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, , WWW etc. Good level of spoken French. Full, clean driving licence. REFERENCES Available on request

9 Jane Sarah Andrews (5/11/92) 33 Local Street, Canterbury, CT2 8AE. Tel Nationality: British EDUCATION University of Kent BSc (Hons) Psychology Expected Degree Class 2:1. Second Year Subjects: Child Development, Cognitive Psychology. Project: “Irrational fear – post-trauma RTA patients." Manchester Community College. A Levels: Mathematics B, Religious St. B, History B. AS Level: Geography St. John’s Girls School, Manchester. 10 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including Science and English.

10 WORK EXPERIENCE Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, Canterbury. Volunteer Support Worker. Spending time with patients & their families. Summer 2012 CC USA, Camp Florindel, Portland, Maine. USA. Camp Counsellor. Supporting welfare & health of girls (9-14yrs) at US summer camp present Simple Simon’s Public House, Canterbury. Bar work throughout the year serving food and drinks to customers and cashing up.

11 ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS Secretary of the Psychology Society, involved booking speakers. Organised a charity fun run for Rag Week – raised £175. Enjoy competitive sport and play for the University 2nd XI netball team. Other interests include current affairs and writing for the university magazine. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IT Skills: SPSS, Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, , WWW etc. Good level of spoken French. Full, clean driving licence. REFERENCES Available on request

12 The Psychology Careers

13 What do Psychology graduates do?

14 PSYCHOLOGY: Kent graduates 2011

15 PSYCHOLOGY CAREERS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/clinical_psychologist_job_description.jsp COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/counselling_psychologist_job_description.jsp EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/educational_psychologist_job_description.jsp FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/forensic_psychologist_job_description.jsp HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/occupational_psychologist_job_description.jsp SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY TEACHING/RESEARCH & NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

16 CAREERS USING PSYCHOLOGY ADVERTISING CAREERS GUIDANCE COUNSELLING HUMAN RESOURCES MARKET RESEARCH MEDICINE MENTAL HEALTH NURSING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PHYSIOTHERAPY PROBATION WORK PSYCHOTHERAPY PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIAL RESEARCH SOCIAL WORK SPEECH THERAPY YOUTH WORK

17 “Any discipline” careers Armed Forces Arts administration Broadcasting Charities Civil Service Computing/IT Customs/Immigration Finance Fire Service Journalism Law Library & Archives Management Consultancy Media Museums NHS Management Personnel Planning Police Production Management Publishing Purchasing Retail Sales & marketing TEFL Teaching Transport Travel & Tourism

18 Employability Skills Ability to work under pressure Analytical & Problem Solving Communication Evaluation Information Technology Interpersonal Awareness Literacy Numeracy Research Teamwork

19 CES - Careers information Alumni Careers Network Careers library Occupational Profiles Opportunities for Psychology graduates (043) Prospects Postgraduate Directory Prospect Planner - generates job ideas Psychology Options leaflet CES www pages on Psychology (with links) at:

20 Tim Reed Head of Careers and Employability Service CAREERS


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