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Employer Compatibility

By ACS Bookshop on August 7, 2014 in Business & Careers and Jobs | comments

Some people can fit a job well; but they also need to fit the organisation.

Every organisation is different in the way it operates.


  • An employee who works best when given freedom to shine; and hates being under close supervision
  • Another employee who is meticulous and most effective when given well defined instructions to follow

Some employers can be control freaks; running their organisation rigidly according to highly structured procedures; but other bosses can be free spirits, adopting what may seem a completely opposite approach to management. What might happen if either employee worked under an incompatible employer?

Click & read more -adapted from Sept 2014 ebook on Occupational Psychology


Finding Good Staff

By ACS Bookshop on July 23, 2014 in Business & Careers and Jobs | comments
Getting applicants for a job is the easy part. Choosing the best applicant for a job however; is a a challenge for any employer.

For some employers, recruitment may seem straight forward. If you have the assessment criteria, and data from applications, CV's and interviews, surely it is a logical next step to choose your personnel?
What could go wrong?
Unfortunately, choosing staff members is not quite so straight forward. In fact, it can be one of the most difficult choices any business has to make. For every one choice that you get right, you might get three, four, or five wrong.

The psychology profession isn't big enough to employ all the people who study and graduate in psychology. There are however, many different areas of employment where a knowledge of psychology can be an advantage; for example:

  • Counselling 
  • Management 
  • Human Resources 
  • Sales and Marketing .
  • Client/Customer Service
  • Care Professionals 
  • Teaching 
  • Communications 
  • Police Force/Border control 
  • Coaching 
As an editor, it is good to revisit your own skills and behaviours regularly. You may be new to editing or you may have been editing for some time, but it can be easy to fall into the trap of becoming a dysfunctional editor. It is important to keep considering the following tips.


A draft extract from soon to be published ebook on Working with Animals. Check this site to buy a copy when available.

Learning anything about animals will not only help you get a job, and experience; but it will more importantly, help you keep the job, progress in that job, and develop a sustainable career.
Getting qualified alone is never going to guarantee a sustainable career. Learning can come from doing formal courses or informal in house training within your job, training with an external agency, taking a course and so on. 
It is important to understand the differences between different types of courses; and to choose what you study according to what will help your career the most.