Dear Middlemarch I just wanted to say a big thank you for your suggestion about how to prepare better for interviews. Thanks to this, I was able to get through a telephone interview without nerves etc affecting my thinking processes despite being signed off with stress last year. I thought I would never again be able to be as confident in interviews as I used to you, but thanks to you I feel a lot better about interviews again! I didn't get the job (a short term supply post) but the feedback was more important to me (I was very impressive but pipped at the post by another candidate). I'm sure that this is partly down to your preparation method which helped me to think more quickly and prompt myself beforehand instead of trying to worry about what I would be asked and what to say which is what I focused on in the past. Incidently, I think that this would be useful for me during formal interview situations too because I could just transfer the mind maps to flash cards and flick through them before being called. Thanks again!