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So i'm applying to biomed degree, however i dont have any work experience to talk about, will this put me at a disdadvantage for getting offers ?
Beacuse I know that for majority of people who apply to biomed have some sort of scietific work experience whether that be shadowing a doctor, or working at an old peoples care home etc
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It’s always better to have experience but they understand that actual laboratory experience is hard to get. Fake it till you make it girl! Ever helped your dad sort out a filing cabinet at his office? Well then, ‘your experience with admin work has developed your organisational and analytical skills.’ You can’t straight up lie and you’ll have to sort of skate around what you meant in interviews but it’s MUCH better to look like you’ve done something than to just talk about your passion. I’ve never even had a job and yet I came up with some random **** to jot down. If worst comes to worst, you can always say how you’ve benefited from driving lessons or writing songs in your spare time or something. Just relate everything back to skills and try to make it look like you don’t just study and watch YouTube videos all day!
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It’s always better to have experience but they understand that actual laboratory experience is hard to get. Fake it till you make it girl! Ever helped your dad sort out a filing cabinet at his office? Well then, ‘your experience with admin work has developed your organisational and analytical skills.’ You can’t straight up lie and you’ll have to sort of skate around what you meant in interviews but it’s MUCH better to look like you’ve done something than to just talk about your passion. I’ve never even had a job and yet I came up with some random **** to jot down. If worst comes to worst, you can always say how you’ve benefited from driving lessons or writing songs in your spare time or something. Just relate everything back to skills and try to make it look like you don’t just study and watch YouTube videos all day!
well I did do volenteering at a charity shop, but how do i link that to biomed/ write about it
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well I did do volenteering at a charity shop, but how do i link that to biomed/ write about it
Hmm, I would say that gave you experience working with a range of people-which will help you with patient contact if you go the NHS route or with teaching roles. You’ll probably end up teaching if you become an NHS scientist or a researcher and in pretty much any lab you might end up training new employees! You could also say it helped with your communication skills and confidence and gave you experience working in a team (and maybe as a leader?) Definitely put it in there-even if you just mention it in one sentence they’ll see volunteering as aligning with the values of healthcare scientists!
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Hmm, I would say that gave you experience working with a range of people-which will help you with patient contact if you go the NHS route or with teaching roles. You’ll probably end up teaching if you become an NHS scientist or a researcher and in pretty much any lab you might end up training new employees! You could also say it helped with your communication skills and confidence and gave you experience working in a team (and maybe as a leader?) Definitely put it in there-even if you just mention it in one sentence they’ll see volunteering as aligning with the values of healthcare scientists!
honeslty , thank you so much <3
im really struggling to write this ps, but this really helps so i can write down something so thanks
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