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Dear Theo: I got the job...

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by funkyenya, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. ...though not the one I applied for!

    Went for head of Pre-prep at a lovely independent school, had the interview yesterday, lesson was great, all pretty positive. But didn't hear anything last night so hopes faded. Then got a call from the Head this evening to say that they really liked me but were unable to offer me that particular post due to lack of experience (probably in EYFS, which is true). Instead, they have offered me Deputy Head of Juniors, which I am thrilled with! This will be my first SLT post aged 27.

    Thank you so much to the people on this forum who have been a constant support through the rejections and encouraged me to keep trying, and especially Theo whose workshop was invaluable in helping me prepare for interview. I am so excited!

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You're a star, a twinkly star! Well done to you, Funky!

    Super, super, super!
    Now read this and Bump it:
    Got a Job Offer? What to do now . . .
    *** Do read it - very important to get everything right! ***
    Bump it when you've finished reading it.
    Excellent news!
    So where will you be in 40 years when you are my age? [​IMG]
    Yes, it's a great Forum - and the seminars aren't bad either! [​IMG]
    Best wishes
    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 shall be doing the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    How lucky is that- to go for one job which you don't get, but impress so much that they offer you another! [​IMG]
    Hearty congratulations!


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