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Dear Theo: I didn't get the job but ....

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Kitkat47, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. I was pipped at the post today by someone with a few more years experience. However, the head said my literacy lesson was outstanding and interview was great and they would like me to be their regular supply teacher until I do get a contracted post! So it wasn't an outright no and will give me more experience, an up to date reference and no big job history gap! It is definitely a step in the right direction .... :)
  2. Oh, that's kind of disappointing but kind of ace. You clearly made them agonise! And next time a vacancy comes up, you'll be the natural choice...
    And vacancies can pop up and suprise you. I was interview by a lovely school in May for a post which began last month, and came seconddddd, and am just home from an observed lesson there today because a really good OFSTED has resulted in their numbers swelling and so they're splitting the Y3 into 3 classes. So HOPEFULLY a little bit of good luck like that will come your way soon x
  3. Or someone might get pregnant! :D
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    This sounds extremely promising! The Head is likely to mention you to a fellow Head who has a sudden need for a teacher too, so all sorts of things could come from it.
    Well done!
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I am timetabled for the October 22nd Win that teaching job seminars - see you there!
  5. You're obviously disappointed at not getting the job but the head must have been impressed with you. A case where "you came a close second" really means that.
    Well done!

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