What you will learn
It can be quite confusing - there are some courses BPS accredited, what is the ABP? Do you need chartership? I can share what I think the market is looking for and what you should expect. It is (more than many industries) one which really benefits from you having worked in a previous sector, so it's a great career to transition into.
You want to know - so I'll help manage your expectations. It is the case some people enter the profession and can earn £100K+ in a very short time. Most of the time, this doesn't happen and I'll talk through what you can expect on entering.
- What does a business psychologist do?
Business Psychology is a relatively new field. 200 years ago it wasn't a profession. Things only really got started after World War 2, so on that basis, the profession is changing and evolving all the time. That is part of the beauty, but it is also quite hard to visualise what a business psychologist does. I'll talk through a typical week, but also explain how my role (consultant) will differ to someone who works in house (typically within a large corporate)
The beauty of a call is the two way nature of the interaction! As a psychologist, I'm obviously interested in you and why you might want to do this, so think about this before the call.
I'll share how I divide my time so you'll get to see what skills I use the most and what (although essential) I may not use that regularly. I can also explain how skills will differ if you are working in a consultancy or in a larger corporate.