Psychology Career - 10 Ways To Increase Your Job Prospects


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Psychology Career - 10 Ways To Increase Your Job Prospects

  1. 1. Psychology Career: 10 Ways To Increase Your Job Prospects
  2. 2. In a tight economy when not many places are hiring, continuing to look for work may seem like a futile effort. However, there are ways to improve your prospects for actually finding employment in the psychological field. Here are 10 great tips to help you do just that.
  3. 3. 1. Further Your Education When no one is hiring, one of the best things you can do is to improve your resume by furthering your education. One such example is receiving a psychology degree from Argosy University. The school offers both bachelor’s and doctorates degrees in this field. Even better, you can attend the school online if you don’t live near one of the schools many physical campuses.
  4. 4. 2. Use Online Websites and Services One of the most thorough means of finding employment these days is using different websites and online services that cater to job seekers. For example, can provide you with a list of job offerings in psychology. Make sure to try as many as you can and look for website reviews from other job seekers to help you in your search.
  5. 5. 3. Attend Job Fairs Many people simply apply for jobs by submitting resumes online. Even if you submit your resume in person, it may be hard to leave an impression. One way to make a bigger impact is to attend job fairs so you can speak to recruiters in person while they have your full attention. This is also a great way to learn more about the positions being offered than you would be able to otherwise. The advisers at Argosy University can help you keep track of upcoming job fairs and give you advice before attending.
  6. 6. 4. Don’t Be Afraid to Visit Companies in Person If sending out resumes online or through the mail has not worked for you, try visiting the offices of the businesses you wish to work for in person. Taking time out of your day to visit a psychology clinic or organization may show that you are making an extra effort and are taking the job offer seriously.
  7. 7. 5. Learn a Foreign Language In the current job market, the demand for bi-lingual employees is extremely high. The increasing number of Spanish speaking Americans has also greatly increased the need for psychologists who can speak that language.
  8. 8. 6. Create an Internet Presence Today, many employers use an applicant’s Internet presence as part of the application process. If you do decide to start a website or use a site like MySpace or Facebook, make sure to only include information that is likely to improve your chances of getting hired.
  9. 9. 7. Network Sometimes, the greatest resource you may be ignoring is the people you know. Let your friends and acquaintances who are already working for good organizations know you are looking for employment. Talk to friends or professors at Argosy University for help.
  10. 10. 8. Try Industry Specific Publications or Websites If your use of certain general employment websites did not produce results, you may want to try industry specific publications or websites such as the American Psychological Association.
  11. 11. 9. Work on Your Resume Often, it may not simply be your background that is holding you back. Sometimes it is a poorly formatted or worded resume that causes employers to choose not to call you back. Take advantage of professional resume services or resume work-shops to improve your resume’s appearance.
  12. 12. 10. Don’t Only Settle for Full-Time Employment If you can’t find a decent full-time position, offer to work part- time or to freelance for a company on a contract by contract basis. Certain companies that are not hiring full-time may take you on. This way you can gain extra experience and perhaps get hired for full-time employment when the organization is in the financial position to do so.
  13. 13. Argosy University offers a wide selection of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in a variety of psychology concentrations at 19 locations across the nation. Helping Psychology is brought to you by Argosy University.
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