An Interview

For the first time in 13 years I attended a job interview. I had feedback after my interview which indicated that the panel had felt I was “too personal” and that the panel had wanted me to be more “emphatic” about the complex questions asked.

I am of the view that an effective medical practitioner should be true to oneself. I prefer not to play-act a professional role. My view is that being true to oneself is important to healing.

Psychiatric Bulletin, August 2014: “Openness, transparency and candour”


Might we be living through a cultural shift in the “professional” use of language?

The interview panel seemed completely uninterested in my wider reading/experience of  science, humanities and arts.

We live in a great in-between.

Footnote: I failed in this interview


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