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Dear Theo, I've got an interview, but am getting wound up about it!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by giraffe, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Having been called to interview this week, I'm swinging between being excited at the prospect of a chance to show what I can do, and then terrrified I won't be good enough or won't show my best at interview/presentation/lesson.
    One moment I'm making plans for daily travel to that school in September, and the next I'm trying to think of ways of dealing with the disappointment that might be imminent.
    My usual means of dealing with all this is to leave the preparation to the last minute- not good, I know. I have actually done a lot of thinking about the presentation and the lesson planning, but haven't done Powerpoints yet. Wonder if I should do lesson as powerpoint too...?

    This time last year I was in a similar position, and got the job. I'm ready to move on and move up.


    (or am I?)

    Help needed to focus, please!
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    ___________________________________________________________
    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.
    The next Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  3. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    I gave a brilliant interview and a fairly good lesson. I know I had two excellent references.
    Afterwards I really thought I would be offered the job - even though I wasn't really sure I wanted it (for a couple of reasons, one of which was tricky issue travelling to work). I know it sounds arrogant, but I was sure I had a difficult decision ahead - to turn them down or not....
    In the end they called and told me it had gone to internal candidate.
    Probably for the best if I'm being realistic.
    Main reason for applying was to get away from current school, rather than wanting this school.

    Note to self: if the job goes to internal candidate, don't ask for feedback - it's a challenge for both sides!
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Sorry that you didn't get offered it - but good news that it went so well. If you've got that cracked, you could move anywhere!
    Note: best to want to GO to a school, not to GET AWAY from one . . .
    Good luck!
    ____________________________________________________________
    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 another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  5. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    " Note: best to want to GO to a school, not to GET AWAY from one "
    [​IMG] agree totally
     

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