I've found this book so useful in providing a practical insight into the demands of starting a new career in O.T. It's written in a very informal, readable way with personal hints and tips directly from those working in the different O.T. specialisms.
The Essential Guide for Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists: Transition to Practice 1st Edition,
by Ruth Parker (Editor), Julia Badger (Editor), Dr Theresa Baxter (Foreword), Nick Pollard (Foreword), Ruth van der Weyden (Contributor), Dawn Simm (Contributor), Melanie Elliott (Contributor), Sean O'Sullivan (Contributor), Sara Brewin (Contributor), Jo McKee (Contributor), Kate Sheehan (Contributor)
Starting out in practice can be difficult and confusing. This guide for newly qualified occupational therapists provides an authoritative overview of what to expect in your role and work settings, and is full of practical guidance on how to make a good start to a successful practice.
With chapters by experienced practitioners in the field, it offers insights into work in paediatrics, mental health, learning disability and the acute hospital setting. Vital information is also included on difficult aspects of practice such as legislation and data protection. It signposts sources for support and resources for furthering techniques in individual areas of work. Most importantly, the book offers tips for managing a busy workload, while building the positive relationships and resilience needed for a successful career in the occupational therapy.