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Dear Theo, are they interested?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by packman80, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo,

    A HOD job has recently come up at my school. I joined the school over a year ago doing a maternity cover in the HOD role and now she has decided to leave and the permanent HOD job has come up. They offered for me to stay in a permanent capacity when I was covering maternity as they believed I was doing a good job as HOD and a teacher, there were even concerns I might be bored having to take a step back. However, now this HOD job has come up and it is being externally advertised. The job advert was written on the day my HOD was offered the job and the day i found out she was leaving. I will of course apply for the job and have expressed my interest but I can't help but feel they are searching for somebody else if they externally advertise. I am considering if I don't get the job and a HOD comes up somewhere else applying there but I don't have long till I give my notice in as I work in the independent sector.

    Advice needed please!

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Dear Theo,

    A HOD job has recently come up at my school. I joined the school over a year ago doing a maternity cover in the HOD role and now she has decided to leave and the permanent HOD job has come up. They offered for me to stay in a permanent capacity when I was covering maternity as they believed I was doing a good job as HOD and a teacher, there were even concerns I might be bored having to take a step back. However, now this HOD job has come up and it is being externally advertised. The job advert was written on the day my HOD was offered the job and the day i found out she was leaving. I will of course apply for the job and have expressed my interest but I can't help but feel they are searching for somebody else if they externally advertise. I am considering if I don't get the job and a HOD comes up somewhere else applying there but I don't have long till I give my notice in as I work in the independent sector.

    Advice needed please!

    Many thanks.
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I wouldn't preclude them considering you just because they've advertised. After all they may just want to test out the competition, it's a big decision for them, even if they end up deciding you're the best candidate 7 think how great that willmake you feel!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Think how many people say "If there's an internal candidate, I don't bother to go to the interview".
    It may be that the Govs have decreed that all HoD posts from now on must be advertised externally. so don't be down-hearted.
    Just use the advice in the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread, and do the best possible application. Oh - and don't forget: treat it as an external application, don't just assume "they know what I do". Put it all down
    Best wishes
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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