Hot on the heels of #MDTchat on the 9th April we’re back to our normal day on Monday 14th April 8pm (BST) for a #physiotalk on preparing for job applications and interviews.
Applying for a new job can be a time consuming and stressful process, whether you are a student or experienced physiotherapist.
We’re hoping to use this opportunity to use twitter to harness the collective knowledge and experience of the physiotherapy and healthcare community and bring together students, newly qualified physiotherapists and experienced managers, educators and clinicians to share questions, experience, and tips for success.
Applying for your first post is a daunting task that all final year students, including myself, are faced with at present. Whilst finishing off assignments, final placements and dissertations it’s difficult to get your head around applications, job websites, interview techniques and organising your CPD folder. Having applied primarily for permanent jobs amongst various health organisations within the UK, to date I have not been successful with any of my applications. I believe the important thing is to not panic at this stage, everyone is in different mind sets and there is no point in rushing into something you’re not ready for. And I’ll be the first one to say I’m struggling to know what’s right and wrong amongst this mist of stress at the moment, but with your input myself and the #physiotalk team hope to share experiences and advice during this session to clarify some of the uncertainty.”
Rhys Hughes – Final Year Physiotherapy Student at Cardiff University (and current physiotherapy job seeker!)
Before and after the chat we’ll signpost to useful support and information and hopefully the chat transcript and summary will also be a useful resource.
Discussions will cover:
- Preparing your application form
- Ways to prepare for an interview
- During the interview
- After the interview
- CSP ePortfolio CPD resources
- CSP ePortfolio: what’s in it for me…as a student member of the CSP?
- Facebook group: interview questions for junior physios
- Physiotherapy graduate: Decisions, Dilemmas and Diversion
- Top ten graduate CV mistakes – and how to avoid them
- Careers advice: top people to follow on Twitter
- How to tweet chat
- Keeping up with tweet chats: using TweetDeck
- Professionalism and twitter
- #physiotalk flyer to download
It was a another busy and interesting chats, with questions asked and lots of advice from people taking part.
- Click here for numbers and participants (analytics)
- Click here for all the tweets (transcript) – lots of great advice on applications and interviews
If you’d like more information on preparing for an interview this is a useful page from the University of Kent which includes this picture to highlight different interview skills:
All #physiotalk Participants