I am returning to the job applying process after 7 years working in the same school - I'm sure it wasn't this nerve wracking before, but it is time for me to move on and feel a bit our of touch with the system. My question is . . . what is the usual time frame between closing date, calling candidates for interview and interview. I have read somewhere that 7 days notice needs to be given before interview. Is this correct? I'm wondering at what point do I accept that I didn't get an interview (this time) - obviously by the date of interview I know! But can I put myself out of the letter box/phone watching stage earlier? p.s. Used your tips and advice on how to get shortlisted and completed a summary for the first time, seems a great idea!