I trained to be a probation officer as part of my degree. People and how they behave fascinate me. But having studied for four years I decided not to pursue it as a career.

There were lots of reasons for my decision. But during interviews for other types of jobs I didn’t want to get bogged down in explaining these reasons why. I had already fallen into that trap previously, where my interview focused more on the reasons why people commit crime and why I didn’t feel cut out to work with such people rather than the job I was actually applying for.

So I implemented a cunning plan that dealt with the question as to why I didn’t want to be a probation ...

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