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Do You Enjoy Learning Psychology?

The best way to learn is by asking experts questions. We’re currently recruiting a second round team of writers who are passionate about psychology to conduct written QnA interviews on psychologists.

If you’re a passionate writer with a strong interest in psychology, mental health advocacy or education, feel free to send us details on the following:

1. A bit about yourself (your education, goals, experience)

2. Why this post caught your attention

3. Your availability

4. Tell us a time when you were expected to be reliable, and how did you make sure you were.

5. What you can bring to the team (strengths and weaknesses)

Here’s what you get in return:

1. Honorarium (you’re contributing to the psych community)

2. Paid position if you conducted three interviews or more.

3. Reference letters.

This position is suitable for anyone in any age group, anywhere with a strong desire to learn new psych knowledge, to network with working professionals, and to build up your writing portfolio.

If you have a journalism background or interest, that’s a plus.

Email us here: writinginterviews@psych2go.net
Deadline: June 20th.

We’re looking for 5 more members.
The Industry

Summary: Your high school sweetheart has a provocative career, of which you’re having a difficult time adjusting to. Pornstar AU- Bucky Barnes is an adult film star
Pairing: Bucky x reader
Characters: Female Reader, Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson
Word Count: 2.3K
Warnings: Explicit subject matter and cursing

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“Cut!” The harsh yell of Justin Hammer, the middle-aged director of this hell, boomed through the spacious production studio. “James, great job as always. Tasha, we’re going to have to shoot that close up again.” He rises from his chair, crossing his arms. “You keep moving out of the light, and we need you to stay in it so we can get a clear shot of those famous tits of your’s.”

You stand alongside other crew members, watching the muscular back of the blue-eyed man flex as he moves from between the redhead’s legs his mouth had be working on seconds ago. Natasha’s glossy, bare body moves gracefully as she rests into a sitting position. Her eyes look frustrated as she blinks in motion with her soft pants. You watch as Natasha and Bucky share a quick exchange of a particular look, one that only could be shared between people who’ve been working in this industry for awhile. A look you could never understand.  

Hammer strides over to a set of screens, all replaying Bucky’s oral actions and Natasha’s moans on repeat. He stares at the two actors in their field for a handful of minutes before turning back towards the pair who are now standing side by side in satin navy robes. “Let’s take a twenty-minute break, I need to sort out this lighting problem.” He turns back to the screens, muttering instructions to the group of people around him. 

Your eyes peek at the monitors, lingering on the messy head of long, dark hair that rests between the long-legged redhead as his tongue swirls around the slick core of the woman. A sharp pain shoots from within your chest, your eyes glued to the daily horror of your boyfriend having sex with another woman. 

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Are You Passionate about Writing, Mental Health Advocacy or Psychology?

Our team is currently looking for more talented writers to add to the team. If writing and psychology is your passion, we’d love you to apply.

Send our editor with an email addressing the following questions:

1) A bit about yourself. (what you study; you can choose to include a picture of yourself).

2) Your goals and aspirations.

3) What do you hope to gain from writing with us?

4) Writing portfolio or published work you can share with us as links.

5) Your availability for the next 4 months. Are you able to do 1 article a week and help pitch topics to our editors?

Here’s what you get out from this:

1) Build your writing portfolio.

2) Reference

3) Adding your voice on something that matters to an audience of over 1 million +

4) Compensation if you’ve been publishing with us for a while (3 or more articles) aka. Contributor -> Staff Writer’s Position

Send us an email here:

writing@psych2go.net

Deadline: May 10th! Looking forward to connect!

We will start by learning more about you and then getting you to pitch topics you would like to write for the website!

An Intern’s Guide To: Interning

Yesterday I turned 19. Meaning today it has officially been one year since I claimed the title of intern. That’s one year of intern knowledge, and then some, that I would like to share with you. 

Let’s begin with a bit of background. I lost my intern virginity last summer. I started applying in spring and, to my surprise, heard back from all the magazines I applied to - bar one. But their Twitter pic hasn’t changed in a year so I’m not quite sure what’s going on there. I ended up becoming an editorial intern at two magazines. Both of different genres - I figured it’d be beneficial to  get a diversity of experience. The first was a fashion magazine and I absolutely loved it. It was the first magazine I set eyes on and I even modelled my entire CV around one of its covers (more on that later.) I enjoyed it so much that I re-arranged the dates of my next internship just so I could stay longer. I woke up every morning last summer looking forward to what my day had to offer. Even though I struggled to afford travelling into London everyday, and got achey eyes from hours in front of a laptop screen, I began each day with a flurry of butterflies in my stomach because I loved writing for them so much. It felt like the right fit from day one. Despite arriving 2 hours late on day one that is.

I was given so much freedom to write exactly how I wanted to — much different to my next internship, where despite the fact it was a much younger magazine, had a more traditional approach with its interns. Everything would get sent back with highlighted notes and once it was finally published, lost all remnants of its initial vitality, but in turn gained the slick and polished voice of an edited feature.  I did learn a lot from all that editing. Things they’d usually teach you in journalism school like “numbers under ten are expressed in words.” Not only did I learn a lot but met some really wonderful people.

Despite each internship’s differences, both editors seemed happy with my work and expressed they wished I could stay longer! I now write for the first magazine, which is beyond what I could’ve imagined when I began applying last year (have a read of my elated response to first-time publication here.) I’d like to stress that I had no contacts nor family members who have a clue about this industry. If I can do it, you most definitely can too! So from me to you, here’s how to become an intern.  

Find Your Own Experience.

High-key every intern’s #goals

Before writing your CV you need relevant things to fill it with. Instead of waiting for opportunity to knock on your door, why not make your own? With the Internet at your fingertips there is no excuse. Gaining experience and building a portfolio is as simple as e-mailing your favourite blog and asking to contribute an article. Starting your own blog and making sure it’s in tip-top shape when future employers decide to Google you, and sincerely reaching out to growing online platforms asking to write for them. In the beginning I built my portfolio through Twitter search. I would search key phrases like “bloggers wanted” or “writers wanted” and volunteer my services (@UKFashionIntern is fab for this). You’d be surprised how far a well-composed e-mail can get you! Experience wise, you really don’t need anything fancy, you just need to show employers that you’re competent in the basics. So e-mail the editor of your local paper and ask to shadow someone for a week, or get down to your local radio and volunteer your time for a few days. If you’re at school or university make use of all the opportunities to write for the magazine or paper. This is all classed as experience, will build your portfolio and get you suited for an internship.

Stand Out.

Duh.

I think this is most important. Especially if you’re lacking in the experience department. It’s imperative to set yourself apart from all the other candidates who have the same or more experience than you. Two ways to get your application an eyebrow raise are your e-mail subject line and the aesthetic of your CV. Editors’ inboxes are filled with hundreds of e-mails a day so use your subject line to stand out from all the other intern e-mails. Make it short, concise but interesting so they have to read it. I’m not sure where I came up with mine, but I definitely did a ton of research, looked at lots of examples and steered away from the conventional. Think of it like a headline, but always ensure it’s appropriate. 

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your CV. Fashion and media are industries where creativity is celebrated after all, so you can afford to push boundaries with your application (although as was suggested to me by Heat’s Senior Editor, simplicity is often better). It’ll make you memorable and give you a chance to show your personality and how badly you want that internship. Think of the dozens of black and white word documents an editor receives then *boom* in comes your creative piece of curriculum vitae. At one of my internships, the editor showed my CV to the entire office and asked how I created it. I used photoshop (good way to showcase photoshop skills) in order to create an infographic CV. Infographics are a succinct means of getting your experience across, way more visual and fun to look at, and a great way to play on human psychology (psych student coming thru). Who wants to read through dozens of identical applications when you could present the same information through image, colour and an attractive aesthetic. Chances are they won’t be glossing over your CV. It’s different to the usual application so they’ll take note. If you dont know how to use photoshop - like me pre-CV - just google everything. Google is your friend.

Be as modest or as extra as you please

For infographic inspo I did a Google and Pinterest search for creative CVs. I saved my favourites and used them for inspiration on how to design my own. As mentioned in the intro, I based the colour scheme of my CV on the cover of the first magazine I applied to. Partly because the colours were soo beautiful, and because I wanted to impress them. I literally used a colour code finder to find the exact colours. If that doesn’t show how bad you want that internship I don’t know what could! A strong subject line and a pretty CV are bound to give you a good footing in the application process.

Here’s a buzzfeed link to CV ideas you could use for any job, not just creative ones

Use your Initiative/Be a Ninja.

Once you’ve got through the prelims and finally land that internship, it’s time to be on your A-game and stay on that A-game. Bring a notebook so you can take note of instructions, feedback and stay on track. It also makes you look like an eager beaver who’s ready to work. It’s important not just to do what you’re told, but to go beyond that. Do things that your editor didnt even ask or expect you to do. Make everyone’s life as easy as possible by doing more than you have to. So if you’re asked to write an article for online, write the tags and social media posts for it too. If you’re asked to research an interviewee organise your research in an easy-to-read format and suggest interview questions - even if you weren’t asked to. You must always be one step ahead. It’s important to be quick but not to sacrifice quality. So edit, edit, edit. You better be the most helpful and competent ninja that office has ever seen.

Be Present.

Carrie started as an intern. Who wouldn’t want to be Carrie?

Don’t be scared to contribute to discussions. An intern is still a part of the team so offer your ideas and when asked - dont be a neutral party - give your opinion. Be sure to make the most of your time at a publication and get to know people. A good conversation starter is to ask them questions about themselves. Like how they came to work there or any advice they could give you. Dont be a silent voice in the background, you’ve got to be a helping hand and a smiling face. Remember, these are the people giving you references and everyone seems to know each other in fashion, so they could recommend you to someone or even offer you a job based on how lovely you were during your stay.

Be a Nice Human.

UAL produced McQueen and Phoebe Philo. Their word is golden. 

This is integral in any field. Be nice and respectful to any and everyone you meet. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met and googled when I got home only to realise how major they were. These are the people you could be working with one day or the key to your next opportunity. You need to be remembered as a pleasant and competent person because in order to advance, it really can be about who you know. So greet and say hello to everyone. Even if you’re shy and really awkward, you have to do it! Try to get as many contacts as you can and keep in touch. Whether that be e-mailing them for advice once, thanking them for your experience or offering your time to help them (I recently did this and ended up working at Topshop’s flagship for a few days - score!) This includes fellow interns. A lot of people in the industry started as interns - look at where they are now? Who’s to say that intern on the Mac next you won’t go on to work at a PR firm that might just be hiring, or recommend you when a last minute stylist assistant is needed? Just leave a good impression on everyone you meet, k?

In summary, get off your bottom and seek experience whether that be online or in your local area, get creative with your e-mail, cover letter and CV, always be one step ahead of your editor’s needs and treat everyone with upmost respect. Fashion and the media aren’t as mean as TV and film make them out to be. People tend to be very helpful. The opportunity is there you just have to be willing to go for it!

Now you’re equipped, go get that internship!


Yours truly,

@thestoryofshama


Like the advice? Check out my previous How To’s:

How To Be Organised: From the Least Organised Student in Existence.

How To Revise: A-Level Edition 

anonymous asked:

Hey! What would you say are the most difficult specialties to get in in the UK? Do foreign medical graduates stand a chance (ignoring the impending Brexit). I'm nowhere near graduating but I'm curious. I'm interested in neurosurgery and surgery in general.

Neurosurgery is definitely one of the more competitive specialities in the UK, but I imagine that’s true everywhere!

The UK system has the advantage of core surgical training, which you start before you’d specialise in neuro/cardio etc. It’s more competitive than core medical training, but less competitive than a neurosurgery post in the US. You’d then have more time to build your portfolio and experience focused around neurosurgery, which might be an advantage.

Lots of specialities that were considered competitive (e.g. paediatrics) aren’t anymore in the UK due to the contract/rota crises, so taking possible surgical specialties will head that way too.

Obviously I’m not an expert on this, but hopefully that’s some food for thought.

Are You Passionate about Writing, Mental Health Advocacy or Psychology?

Our team is currently looking for more talented writers to add to the team. If writing and psychology is your passion, we’d love you to apply.

Send our editor with an email addressing the following questions:

1) A bit about yourself. (what you study; you can choose to include a picture of yourself).

2) Your goals and aspirations.

3) What do you hope to gain from writing with us?

4) Writing portfolio or published work you can share with us as links.

5) Your availability for the next 4 months. Are you able to do 1 article a week and help pitch topics to our editors?

Here’s what you get out from this:

1) Build your writing portfolio.

2) Reference

3) Adding your voice on something that matters to an audience of over 1 million +

4) Compensation if you’ve been publishing with us for a while (3 or more articles) aka. Contributor -> Staff Writer’s Position

Send us an email here:

editorial@psych2go.net

Looking forward to connect! Feel free to ask any questions you have!

anonymous asked:

Can I become a stylist or work in the fashion industry without a blog?

Of course - just assist as many relevant creatives as possible and build your own portfolio in your spare time.

anonymous asked:

how much do you earn a month? a week? a year? And how do you become a writer on commission?

All great questions! I have the worst kind of answer: Depends!

I’m a freelance writer, for the most part, so it’s up to me to track down jobs. This means writing proposals, sending out resumes, and trying to convince people that, not only can I write, but I can do so reliably and quickly for a greater value and higher quality than any other writer out there.

I still work a day job (I’m an EMT), but my writing probably pulls in 15k-20k a year right now since I’m so new. Some weeks, I don’t make anything, other weeks I make $1500 for a project I’ve spent two weeks on.

I started out on sites like Upwork and Freelancer, which are pretty good (though tragically underpaying). There you find people looking for certain types of writers from fiction to non-fiction, how-tos to spiritual, academic to resumes. They’ll tell you their budget and, if you think it’s worth your time, you submit a proposal, telling them why you rock, and hopefully they hire you!

Here’s the trick: know what you’re worth. Currently, the industry minimum by word is 5 cents. People on these sites don’t pay that (I think their go to is $1/1000 words) You aren’t going to make that when you first start, especially on those sites. So you need to know how much time you’re going to spend on something. This is really hard to figure out. 

Here’s how I did (under the cut lol)

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Looking for writers!

Want to build your writing portfolio? Get published online? Learn about the world of online content and social media marketing? United By Pop is looking for volunteer writers to join their digital team.

United By Pop is a website by the fans, for the fans.

Topics covered: pop music, television, film, style, beauty, YouTubers, YA books, lifestyle, everything.

Opportunities include: artist/celebrity interviews, concert/gig reviews, YA books, occasional freebies

Please send writing samples and a CV/resume to hello@unitedbypop.com to be considered.

anonymous asked:

Do you know how old you have to be to be an animator? I'm looking into it and I can't find it anywhere online. I'm hoping to work at Disney, which is quite ambitious, but if you an get a general age I'd be fine with that, too! Thanks!

You’re literally never too young to be an animator!  Teach yourself by eye or by using online resources, and you can animate whenever you want. 

As for becoming employed as an animator, there isn’t technically an age restriction for that either (outside of child labor laws/etc.), but companies tend to hire those with experience, usually (but not always!) those who have graduated college.  And they want to make sure that you’re mature and professional, so even if you have a portfolio like Walt Disney himself they may not see you as a viable option unless you’re an adult.

Build your portfolio and post it online, though, and you’ll never know whose eye your work might catch!

Olicity: Shutter Speed

@yet-i-remain-quiet said: First of all, I absolutely love your stories! I think there amazing. I’m not sure if you’re taking prompts right now, but if you are, would you be able to write one where Felicity is a model and Oliver is the photographer, he’s in love with her. Seeing all the BTS vids of EBR’s photo shoot, makes me picture that. And I think you’d write something amazing

“That’s great, perfect. Just a few more.”

He’d said that four times already, and she didn’t believe him this time. But still, who was she to complain? Everyone in the industry wanted to work with Oliver Queen. He was the best photographer in the country to those who worked in the right circles, and fortunately for Felicity Smoak, she could now count herself in one of those circles.

Her employment in modelling had come as an opportunity she hadn’t expected. Her close friend Iris had taken her to a few parties with her work colleagues, who were all at least a foot taller than her before the ridiculously high heeled shoes they were wearing, and after a few ‘have you met my friend?’s and ‘doesn’t she have great bone structure?’s, she had a shoot lined up. And then another, and then another.

And then another. With Oliver Queen.

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Apologies in advance for the rant but this is something quite close to my heart.

I saw this sign just before I got on the subway, it’s for a competition for an animation of which SPT will use in a marketing campaign.

If you read between the lines here they’re basically wanting work for free.

Terms like ‘boost your portfolio’ and hints towards exposure are just ways of trying to get people to work for nothing. And yea, free travel is all well and good but it doesn’t pay the bills and costs them pretty much nothing.

Surely if you’re a major operator like SPT and can afford to run a marketing campaign with press and PR then you should be able to pay for someones work fairly. Especially for animation which is incredibly laborious and time consuming.

If you are an artist of any sort and want to build your portfolio then make your own projects. Tell your own stories and do it for yourself. If you’re going to do free work (and I have done a lot) do it for a good cause, do it because it feels rewarding and makes people happy.

Don’t get sucked into working for big companies that don’t value your craft enough to actually pay for it.

Poor show SPT.