How to Get More Participants for Your Study

Ok now that Christmas is out the way and the New Year is well and truly underway, many Psych Students are starting to think about that scary dissertation project. Recently, we have had a huge surge in Psych students asking how they can get more participants for their research project as time is very precious at this stage. Never fear, PsychAssist is here and within this post we will give you 3 tips on how you can ensure you have enough participants for your study. If you follow these tips, you’ll have people queuing up to complete your study. Continue reading How to Get More Participants for Your Study

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NHS Experience VS Private Experience

This is an age-old question that we seem to be asked over and over again. “PsychAssist I’ve been offered a job but it’s within a private service and I don’t know if this will hinder me in the future as it’s not a NHS post. What should I do?” Sound familiar? Ok before we get into the pros and cons of working in private practice or the NHS, you must know one thing. BOTH TYPES OF SERVICES ARE VALUED EXACTLY THE SAME IN THE EYES OF YOUR FUTURE EMPLOYER! You will not be hindered if you opt to take a position within a private service or even a charity. As long as you display the ability to reflect on your experience then you’ll be fine. Continue reading NHS Experience VS Private Experience

The Worst things about being an Assistant Psychologist

For years I have heard many graduates say “you need to get an Assistant Psychologist role” and always view these posts as the be all and end all. I have been an Assistant Psychologist for years and granted it has been very rewarding and amazing at times. Nevertheless, no job is perfect so I thought I would write a post about the Worst Things about being an Assistant Psychologist that may help inform your decision when applying for these roles. Continue reading The Worst things about being an Assistant Psychologist

5 Application Mistakes by Psychology Graduates

This is a post that has been bubbling for a while. I’ve asked every psychologist I know within my trust and other trusts about the common mistakes they see in applications from Support Workers to Assistant Psychologist. A lot of the mistakes outlined below can easily be rectified and hopefully land you that all important relevant job role. Do you recognise any of these common mistakes in your application? Continue reading 5 Application Mistakes by Psychology Graduates

How to Get Published as a Psychology Graduate

It’s always around this time of year that many Undergraduate and Masters Students are coming to that glorious moment when completing their dissertations. After a few days of self-glorification and a well-deserved break, most of us forget about our projects and move onto trying to find “Grown-Up Jobs”. What about all those hours of hard work? Do we just put it to the back of our heads? Within this post we will give you the tips needed for PUBLISHING your hard work. Continue reading How to Get Published as a Psychology Graduate