Dear Theo, and all wise forum contributors. Knowing how difficult the job market is I feel a little ungrateful, but I need some advice regarding withdrawing from interview. After much disappointment over the past year, I finally seem to have sorted out my application form and am lucky enough to have been shortlisted for 3 jobs, all of which closed within days of each other. After much agonising I have decided that I love school and job number 2 so much that I should withdraw from the 1st interview. I am not sure about the protocol and, fully aware that I may be unsuccessful at interview, I don't wish to ruin my chances for the future if I have to apply for other posts in the area. I know to whom I should speak, I will express my gratitude and wish them well but I feel I should give a reason and wish to do this as diplomatically as I can. Any advice would be really helpful.