GAIN SUPPORT FROM PLACEMENT SUPERVISORS
Your placement supervisors can be a fantastic source of support while you are applying for positions and many will be more than happy to work with you on things to include in your supporting written information, putting together your CV (if potential employers request this) and may even offer you some interview practice (and that all-important feedback!). Don’t be afraid to talk to them about your career aspirations and to ask for some of their insight and wisdom (even if you want to work in a different area than the placement you are on). People are often very happy to share their stories of successful (and unsuccessful) interviews and for you to learn from their experiences, good and bad.
If you do think that you need some time off during placement to attend an interview, most placements (with some notice) will be more than happy to accommodate your request. It’s a great feeling to return to placement with a job offer and to celebrate your success with the people who have supported you on your journey to registration.