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Dear Theo - applying to a school when previously unsuccessful

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by msmuse, May 2, 2012.

  1. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    Hello again Theo and all,
    I interviewed at a school last year and failed - I knew this before the call home, so I understood where I had failed before being told!
    Now my ideal job has been advertised at the same school - my questions are:
    1. Should I apply, bearing in mind I failed last time?
    2. Will they remember me from last year?
    3. If they do remember me, will they reconsider me as my experience is better for this post than the last?
    4. Should I mention my last application/interview?
    5. Should I just forget it because I am feeling cross and disillusioned [​IMG]
     
  2. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    Hello again Theo and all,
    I interviewed at a school last year and failed - I knew this before the call home, so I understood where I had failed before being told!
    Now my ideal job has been advertised at the same school - my questions are:
    1. Should I apply, bearing in mind I failed last time?
    2. Will they remember me from last year?
    3. If they do remember me, will they reconsider me as my experience is better for this post than the last?
    4. Should I mention my last application/interview?
    5. Should I just forget it because I am feeling cross and disillusioned [​IMG]
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I'll answer 5 Should I just forget it because I am feeling cross and disillusioned first. Definitely not!
    Apply, they might not remember you, and as you say your experience is better now, plus you'll be up against a different set of people.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You are now a different person from last year. Older, wiser, better teacher, even fatter perhaps. [​IMG]
    Q1 Yes
    Q2 Doubt it, although they may just. Doesn't matter though.
    Q3 No reason why they shouldn't re-consider you.
    Q4 No, save your letter space for writing about successes, not failures!
    Q5 Don't you dare! We do NOT allow that on this forum.
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    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.
     

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