Secret Diary of an Interviewer

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

Clapton is god

This is a guest blog post by Chief Executive, Craig Dean and was originally posted on

We do a lot of interviews at Web Applications UK, especially with the launch of our apprenticeship scheme. Over the years I’ve seen the best and worst of what candidates bring to the table. Unfortunately, there’s far more bad than good, and it’s so unnecessary.

Every now and then I get invited to speak at conferences and seminars about interview technique, and back in October I found myself speaking at the Engineering, Science & Technology Fair at Manchester Central. The University of Manchester recorded it for their students to refer to and I’ve finally got my hands on a copy, so apologies for the poor quality. If you’re looking for a new job I really hope you find this helpful, and if you’re applying for a job with us here then, to be frank, you’d be an idiot not to watch this!