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Dear Theo - I got the Job!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by jomaimai, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. jomaimai

    jomaimai Established commenter

    I am very happy indeed! All thanks to Theo!

    Now, ready to read all the recommendations about what to do next!
  2. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    You're a Star, a Sparkly Star, @jomaimai !

    And I expect that other posters will want to congratulate you too, as you give them hope for their own job seeking.


    You've really done yourself proud with that job offer, so you get a star!

    Now go and read the advice for the next stage:

    Got a job offer? What to do next!

    And if you have even more time, read this one too:

    Get yourself organised!


    (this is my favourite post to do each time!)

    Best wishes

  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Huge Congratulations from me.[​IMG]
  5. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Congratulations from me too.:D
  6. scattykatty

    scattykatty New commenter

    And from me too - what was the winning lesson plan in the end?
  7. jomaimai

    jomaimai Established commenter

    There was not lesson plan. I just followed Theo's advice and prepared nothing for the observation.
    What I really prepared was the interview. I tried to clarify my educational believes, knowledge, experience...thinking about what the school needed, and as Theo always says, I think that I was the best match for their school.

    To get me back on Earth, the following day I had another interview and they did not offer me the post.
    Again, as Theo says, I had the feeling that I was not what they were looking for, although they told me they liked me very much, and they meant it.

    I am in a situation that allows me to be very selective and I want a school to stay.
    So, 3 applications after 3 visits:
    1st. I loved the school, never heard from them.
    2nd. Although I thought It was the kind of school I could work better, I had the feeling that they will not even call me. I was wrong.
    3rd. I knew they were going to like me and I expected them not to take the risk of hiring me. I was right.
  8. scattykatty

    scattykatty New commenter

    Well done!
  9. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Hang on, hang on!

    I do NOT advise you to do no preparation for a lesson observation and have no lesson plan in general folks!

    This is what Jomaimai is referring to, my earlier advice:

    Best wishes ans renewed congratulations to Jomaimai!

  10. jomaimai

    jomaimai Established commenter

    Oops! Sorry Theo, I was absolutely nervous and I forgot
    that English doesn't use double negatives because the two negatives contradict each other and make a positive.

    Anyway, I believe that your help has no price, seriously!
  11. hellothisismyusername

    hellothisismyusername New commenter

    Well done Jo

    We appreciate you Theo (still remember when she was a bloke)
  12. Gsr25

    Gsr25 Occasional commenter

    Congratulations and all the very best in your new job!

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