Inteview tips for provisional psychologists

Getting Prepared for the Interview!

Congratulations on landing an interview! You’ve stood out from the crowd and you’ve been shortlisted for an interview. So what now? 

Our biggest tip… dress professionally! It’s better to be overdressed and then moderate your attire at a later stage based on the organisations code of conduct and workplace dress code. First impressions count so demonstrate that you take the role seriously.

Equally as important to your first impression is demonstrating that you have researched the company/service/organisation. Knowing what that organisation is about and what role you are interviewing for is imperative.

Prepare questions for your prospective employer. This demonstrates that you have done some research and you are keen and motivated for the role that you are applying for. If you are not 100% clear on the hours required and the expected workload – ask! You may also discover questions after the initial interview that you can ask if you successfully make it through to a new round of interviews. It’s a great idea to discuss your eligibility for provisional registration but don’t focus on it. The employer is looking to fill a role and is looking for an indication of how serious you are about applying yourself to the role, so don't put too much focus on your desire to obtain provisional registration.

Get a thorough understanding of any professional development or training you can access on the job. The organisation may or may not be able to provide Board Approved Supervision for you as well. Good luck!

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