I'm currently applying (and luckily getting interviews) for my first permanent teaching job after my NQT year. It's all good experience but the fact of the matter is that I've now had two interviews that I thought (and indeed, was told) went really well but have not actually clinched the job. When I asked for feedback after my second interview, I was told they had no specific feedback to give me and that I had done an excellent test lesson and interviewed strongly. When pushed, a vague allusion to my lack of "withitness" was made. How do others deal with vague feedback? Is it best to just accept they liked someone better than you and move on, or really give your interviewers as hard a time after the interview as they gave you on the day? And what the hell does withitness mean?