Preparing for Interviews
Interview questions will be focused around the competencies and skill requirements listed in the person specification for the role. Example questions for psychology related roles are listed below.
- Why are you applying for this job role and company?
- What skills and knowledge do you have that are applicable to the role?
- What experience do you have of working with adults with mental health problems or other vulnerable individuals?
- Please give an example of a time you have been involved in designing and carrying out evidence based research
- How would you deal with a situation which involved communicating complex information to a client who was in significant distress?
- Communication is a key part of this role. Can you give an example and describe a time when you have used your communication skills to deal with a difficult or emotive situation?
- What steps would you take to build an effective and positive relationship with a vulnerable young person?
- Tell me about a time when you have had to solve a problem on behalf of a customer or client
- Do you have any questions for us?
A significant number of Psychology graduates enter further study on graduation. This could be part time, full time or through your employment.
- Prospects and Find a Masters are useful sites for investigating course options - also see the Further Study section of this site
- British Psychological Society has a searchable database of accredited courses within Psychological disciplines
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy has a searchable database of courses which carry accreditation
- Postgraduate courses in teaching, social work and nursing must be applied for through UCAS
- Get into Teaching is a good starting point for students interested in this area