One of my pet hates in life is job interviews, particularly for library jobs. I have been applying for library jobs lately and have been invited to attend a couple of interviews. I generally walk into an interview thinking, “Ok, for the next 20 minutes I need to act like an extrovert.” This is really quite bizarre given that the best librarians I know are introverts. One of the things that would greatly help introverts is to be given the interview questions in advance so they had time to process them. Why do interviewers require applicants to be spontaneous when there is nothing in the job position that requires them to be spontaneous?

Nevertheless I have been offered a job…still some finer details to finalize.