• Work, Careers and muddling through

    The interview: tips from an amateur pro

    After having what must be something like my 600th interview recently, I’ve increasingly found myself thinking that they are actually pretty pointless (and I’m not saying that out of bitterness at not getting the job, because I can say I did get offered it with some smugness). Now I have probably interviewed for jobs more times than most, for various reasons (the most notable of which being that I am never happy in what I’m doing and so am always searching for “the one”). As time has gone by my interview to offer ratio has happily increased, but I guess it’s bound to when you’ve had as much experience as…