Archive for the ‘Learning’ category

My internship at Zircon and TalentGene

June 11th, 2015

After completing my masters in Occupational Psychology, I learned about work experience opportunities at Zircon. I was keen to apply as Zircon specialises in all the areas I was most interested in and thought it would be a great opportunity to get a taste of what it would be like working in a consultancy. After submitting a covering letter and CV, I had an initial interview with Martha about my motivations and a second competency based interview with Raj. The final stage was to complete a research and proofing task. I was delighted to learn that » Read more: My internship at Zircon and TalentGene

On the Shoulders of Giants

February 12th, 2015

Personality research and in particular the research into Individual Differences has played a central role in the history of British Psychology. Especially in Britain, this area of personality has been dominated by the contributions of two of the most prolific and well-cited psychologists in the world – Hans Eysenck and Jeffrey Gray. Eysenck’s tripartite division of personality (the Giant Three model) was a launching point: Extraversion (E), Neuroticism (N) and Psychoticism (P). » Read more: On the Shoulders of Giants

Work Experience at Zircon is NOT About Making Tea!

February 6th, 2015

I joined Zircon for a busy two week internship having recently completed my MSc in Occupational Psychology. I applied for the internship with the intention of getting some hands-on experience as a graduate Business Psychologist and to gain insight into the realities of being a Business Psychologist. Given my lack of such experience, I had many unanswered questions about the realities of life beyond my qualifications in Occupational Psychology, and more specifically about what exactly it looks like to be an occupational psychologist; something which I am aiming towards. » Read more: Work Experience at Zircon is NOT About Making Tea!

MBTI Step 1 Conversion Training

February 3rd, 2015

In conjunction with OPP, Kingston Business School are able to offer MBTI Step 1 Conversion Training. It qualifies you to use MBTI Step I, one of the most widely used personality questionnaires, in a short time frame.

Overview:

MBTI Step I training will equip you with the skills and knowledge to use this versatile tool, which provides individuals and teams with a powerful understanding of their own and others’ personality style. During this BPS conversion course you will » Read more: MBTI Step 1 Conversion Training

My Internship with Zircon Management Consulting

December 24th, 2014

As a third year Psychology undergraduate, our university offered us the opportunity to undertake a yearlong placement in industry. Unlike most I decided to split this into multiple placements, ensuring a breadth of experience in different psychology rooted roles, as a consequence, helping me to develop my skill set and eventually decide on a future career path. Over the past 3 months I have been lucky enough to be interning at Zircon Management Consultancy. I was encouraged from the start by Zircon’s professional interview method for the work experience role, the detailed vetting process they employ » Read more: My Internship with Zircon Management Consulting

Work Experience Opportunities for Trainee Business Psychologists with Zircon

October 10th, 2014

Job Description
Zircon are offering opportunities for trainee Business Psychologists to get work experience.

Zircon are offering opportunities for Trainee Occupational/Business Psychology students and graduates who are looking for unpaid work experience placements. We are offering between 2-4 weeks work experience as a way to complement the MSc, to increase awareness and exposure to the field of Business Psychology. We offer an ideal place to gain experience within the specialist field of talent management at our offices in Coulsdon, Surrey. » Read more: Work Experience Opportunities for Trainee Business Psychologists with Zircon

My Work Experience at Zircon Management Consulting Ltd

October 3rd, 2014

Approaching the start of my third year as a Psychology undergraduate, I wanted to confirm my decision about the area of psychology to specialise in and gain some experience to have under my belt when I graduate. After researching various occupational psychology companies, I found Zircon, having stumbled upon a blog written by a previous intern. Having read further about the company, their products, services and organisational culture, I decided Zircon was a great organisation with which I would love to gain some experience. » Read more: My Work Experience at Zircon Management Consulting Ltd

Zircon Business Psychology Internship

July 16th, 2014

As a studying MSc student I was pleased to learn about the opportunity to intern with Zircon Consulting through my Programme Director. This firm was of particular interest because their practice and expertise is in the area we were studying precisely at the time, Performance Appraisal and Talent Management.

I reached out to the team with a letter of interest and curriculum vitae only to be efficiently walked through the initial » Read more: Zircon Business Psychology Internship

What are the Characteristics of Successful HR Leaders?

July 11th, 2014

The Zircon 2013 research found that a successful HR/Talent Leader should:

• Pragmatic and decisive
• Commercial, numerate and business focused
• Holistic, entrepreneurial and externally focused
• Credible, consultative and professional
• Open minded, innovative and visionary » Read more: What are the Characteristics of Successful HR Leaders?

My Occuptional Psychology internship at Zircon

May 7th, 2014

I’ve come to Business Psychology later in my career than others, but 2 years ago (and after a career break to look after my children) I decided to undertake an occupational psychology masters to build upon 15 years working in IT and management consultancy. I’ve nearly finished my masters now – just the dissertation to complete.

In late 2013, I saw an advert for the Zircon Internship and I thought that sounded like a great opportunity to better understand the craft of Occupational Psychology and gain some hands on experience. » Read more: My Occuptional Psychology internship at Zircon