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BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:134
  1. David Humphriss, consultant physician
  1. Scarborough

    God and the trust board willing, I need never do another job interview. In the NHS candidates practise their interview technique at the interviews where they hope they never stood a chance. The peripatetic candidate soon realises that interviewers are also engaged in on the job training but with less opportunity for practice. Institutions can no longer expect a constant stream of acceptable cannon fodder and it must be in their interests to organise interviews which show candidates and institutions to the best advantage. These experiences are my own, but are not unusual enough to justify complacency. Changes are needed.

    A good start …

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