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Dear Theo, visiting schools and getting back on the horse.

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by 8910rebecca, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Hi Theo and all you other experts,
    I had my first ever interview yesterday for a post at a school that I absolutely loved.
    I wish I hadn't seen the school so soon and had been given a chance to do more practice interviews!

    That said, I was pleased with my performance particularly in the interview. I had spent a day and a half researching the school and the surrounding area, using Middlemarch's mind maps and generally swotting up using the forum for help.

    I was absolutely gutted to be told that 'if we'd had two jobs you'd definitely have had one of them, and that I was to reapply to the school next year because they loved my enthusiasm.'

    I think there was an internal candidate because everyone seemed to know this candidate at lunchtime etc.

    Anyway that doesn't matter.

    I forgot to mention at the start, I live in Manchester and I'm applying in Cambridge, to be nearer to my boyfriend. I had to take time off Uni and travel v far for this interview and have to do so each time I come to look at schools etc. After one interview I already feel like 'getting back on the horse' is going to be a mammoth task. Do I need to visit every school I apply for?Or how can I explain my situation in my letter of application. I know the prime job window isnt even open yet
    but I desperately want to sort a job now so I can begin planning my dream move.

    I know people have been trying for months to get jobs, and I really don't know how they do it. I have this horrible hollow feeling inside :(

    Any advice is appreciated

    Thank you
     
  2. Hi Theo and all you other experts,
    I had my first ever interview yesterday for a post at a school that I absolutely loved.
    I wish I hadn't seen the school so soon and had been given a chance to do more practice interviews!

    That said, I was pleased with my performance particularly in the interview. I had spent a day and a half researching the school and the surrounding area, using Middlemarch's mind maps and generally swotting up using the forum for help.

    I was absolutely gutted to be told that 'if we'd had two jobs you'd definitely have had one of them, and that I was to reapply to the school next year because they loved my enthusiasm.'

    I think there was an internal candidate because everyone seemed to know this candidate at lunchtime etc.

    Anyway that doesn't matter.

    I forgot to mention at the start, I live in Manchester and I'm applying in Cambridge, to be nearer to my boyfriend. I had to take time off Uni and travel v far for this interview and have to do so each time I come to look at schools etc. After one interview I already feel like 'getting back on the horse' is going to be a mammoth task. Do I need to visit every school I apply for?Or how can I explain my situation in my letter of application. I know the prime job window isnt even open yet
    but I desperately want to sort a job now so I can begin planning my dream move.

    I know people have been trying for months to get jobs, and I really don't know how they do it. I have this horrible hollow feeling inside :(

    Any advice is appreciated

    Thank you
     

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