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Dear Theo and all: two interviews in a row

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by weetweet, May 3, 2012.

  1. Hello there!


    thanks to the eXecutive summary and hard work, I am finally getting interviews! Yay

    the situations is as followed:

    one interview on Tuesday in a school that I like

    one interview on Wednesday in a school that I love.


    Obviously I would love to get the chance to prove myself in both interviews but I am worried about the famous "are you still a firm candidate" question coming from the first school. If I say that I'd like to think about it they might think that it means no, and I don't really know how to tell them in a nice way that I'm just waiting for my second interview.


    Should I answer "yes" to the firm candidate question, wait for the phone call, and then say something aolng the lines " could I get a twenty four hours thinking time?" and wait until my second interview?


    For my current role they offered me the job on the day of the interview, rushed me into signing the contract that very day too and I always regretted it so I am a bit worried now.

    Also I am French and my partner always tells me that I am too straightforward when speaking up my mind so I worry that the way I answer the first school's question might seem a bit off-putting.


    any advice?


    Thank you!!!
     
  2. Hello there!


    thanks to the eXecutive summary and hard work, I am finally getting interviews! Yay

    the situations is as followed:

    one interview on Tuesday in a school that I like

    one interview on Wednesday in a school that I love.


    Obviously I would love to get the chance to prove myself in both interviews but I am worried about the famous "are you still a firm candidate" question coming from the first school. If I say that I'd like to think about it they might think that it means no, and I don't really know how to tell them in a nice way that I'm just waiting for my second interview.


    Should I answer "yes" to the firm candidate question, wait for the phone call, and then say something aolng the lines " could I get a twenty four hours thinking time?" and wait until my second interview?


    For my current role they offered me the job on the day of the interview, rushed me into signing the contract that very day too and I always regretted it so I am a bit worried now.

    Also I am French and my partner always tells me that I am too straightforward when speaking up my mind so I worry that the way I answer the first school's question might seem a bit off-putting.


    any advice?


    Thank you!!!
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    The way that I see it is like this:
    At the point that they ask you (since you haven't yet gone to the second interview), you ARE a firm candidate. So you can reply Yes, I am.
    Yes, you can, and a 24 hour wait is not unreasonable. They may say No, of course!
    I have done that when I had an outstanding candidate that I didn't wish to lose . . . [​IMG]
    Read this by the way:multiple interviews
    Good luck - and as the TES filter is only in English, I'll also say ***!
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT seminar on 5th May.
     
  4. LOL!
     

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