How to start working as a psychologist
Select the scope of psychological practice in which you would like to develop. It could be child psychology, family counseling, work in correctional, medical and educational institutions, social rehabilitation centers, etc to Large enterprises and organizations also often employ a psychologist dealing with issues of selection and motivation of personnel. Actively developing in recent time private psychological centres, attracting graduates to conduct individual and group sessions.
Make a summary. Mention high school, from which he graduated, passed courses of improvement of qualification, professional training and seminars. List the existing diplomas, certificates and other documents confirming the availability of special training on a particular area of psychology. Don't forget to tell about practical experience, for example if you combined studies at the Institute and a job as an assistant psychologist. Write about the important consultations that you volunteer without signing an employment contract.
Send resume to recruitment agencies, personnel services of enterprises and organizations, where there is a post of the psychologist. Contact potential employers directly: call in schools, kindergartens, psychological centers, make an appointment, leave your contacts so that whenever a vacancy you can contact. Give ad on newspaper free classified ads in your area. Leave a message on a local Internet forum. Tell friends about what you are interested in employment. The more people know about it, the better your chances of finding your dream job.
Conduct individual counseling. This can be done in parallel with the search for the main place of work. Perhaps in the future you can even abandon the idea to work in the institution and fully concentrate on private practice. At first, not necessary to rent an office, furnish it with expensive furniture and hire a Secretary. You can advise their customer on their site, at home, in any warm and friendly atmosphere. People, ultimately, will be remembered not the color of the Wallpaper in the room, and how effectively you helped them solve the problem. However, starting a private business, must register as an individual entrepreneur. This is to ensure that you do not have any problems with the payment of taxes.
Be active and purposeful. Engage in constant self-education, attend specialized courses and trainings on psychological fields. The more modern trends and theories, you will know, the more options for cooperation will be able to offer their clients and employers, and the greater will be your "cost" in the labour market.