Guest post from TrichoCare Education www.trichocare.co.uk
So, you’re interested in trichology and want to know more about the science of the hair and scalp?
If you’ve done your research and have gathered information about trichology courses, you’re likely to be wondering whether you’ll be accepted for training, what questions you’ll be asked and whether trichology is the right choice for you.
To help you realise your dreams, here’s an overview of the most common questions you’ll be asked when applying for trichology training and how to answer them.
1. Why do you want to study trichology?
This question is important. The training school will want to know that you’re genuinely interested in trichology, developing your skill set and following the course to completion.
Focus on how much you enjoy being a professional in the hair and beauty industry and be ready with examples of how your experience fits with a career in trichology.
2. Why do you want to attend this training school?
This question is likely to come up during your admission to the training course, and might be asked in a slightly different way, such as:
“What made you choose TrichoCare Education?”
This question tests your experience of professional training and allows the admissions team to find out what motivates you.
You should think about what makes the course unique or different to other training schools, and what makes it perfect for you, your lifestyle and learning style.
3. What is your current job role?
This question is likely when you apply for a trichology course that develops your skills as a hair professional. It should start you thinking about the skills you have already gained and how they apply to trichology.
It’s an opportunity to let your enthusiasm speak while promoting your potential to be an engaged and independent learner.
4. How do your friends and colleagues describe you?
Although having a fun and bubbly personality is great for socialising, think more about how you relate to others. Do people warm to you instantly, are you good at communicating and do you have high professional standards?
Qualities that make you a good leader and networker will help a great deal when it comes to opening and developing your client base and services in a trichology practice.
Be honest and focus on being a professional with ethics, integrity and professionalism.
5. Where do you see yourself in 12 months?
This question will reveal your ambition, aspirations and goals for the future. Let them see you’ve given some thought to life after the studying. For example, your business ideas and how you’re planning to make a difference to your clients and to trichology as a profession.
In order to reveal your ambitions, this question might also be phrased:
“What goals can you set for your career?”
You could talk about previous commitments such as qualifications, awards or achievements, a competition you won, or hair and beauty training you’re especially proud of.
Include an achievement which is quite recent and talk about how it positively affected you.
6. What can you bring to trichology?
This admission process invites you to sell yourself, your career so far and the qualities you feel you bring to the trichology profession. A similar question might be used to wrap things up.
“Why should we offer you a place?”
Think through the key points that make you an ideal student for trichology training, as the future owner of a practice and a contributor to the wider trichology community with the ART (Association of Registered Trichologists).
You can ask for more advice from the Admissions Team at TrichoCare Education, including when and how to start your journey in trichology.