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Dear Theo - Which job?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Middlemarch, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    YES.
    If you accept you are making a verbal contract with the school, which is as binding as one you've signed.
    And yes - heads do tell other heads if someone breaks such a legal contract. You'd have something to say about it if you were offered a post and then the head rang you a while later to tell you s/he's found someone s/he liked better and so the offer is withdrawn - wouldn't you?
    I need also to tell you that advertising jobs costs a flippin' fortune, together with the time and effort it takes to interview candidates. Schools have increasingly reduced budgets - and money wasted on advertising and interviewing a candidate who then acts unprofessionally is money lost to children and teachers.
    By the way 'dream' jobs. We get people on here every year telling us they've found their 'dream' job and some of them come back later saying how awful it is.

     
  2. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, as they say. I had 2 interviews lined up last year, the first in a challenging school and the second in what you might describe as a "dream school" I suppose. I got offered the first and took it. I've never regretted it as I love the school I'm in. I only occasionally think wistfully of the prettier looking school with nicer, cleaner children - but I think everything happens for a reason!
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    MM's answer is spot on.
    As you would expect! [​IMG]
    This is a question that I answer a lot
    https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/p/563059/7353996.aspx#7353996
    https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/p/527332/7070258.aspx#7070258
    Good luck with the interview!
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I am contributing to the Moving into SLT and Headship seminar on 5th May
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Just re-read your post:
    A better offer cannot come along.
    Once you have accepted a job, you cannot then go to another interview. To do so would be falsely representing to the second school that you are free to enter into a contract of employment with them, when in fact you are contractually tied to the first school.
    So once you have accepted one job, no better offer will come along, because you will have to withdraw from other applications.
    Good luck
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I am contributing to the Moving into SLT and Headship seminar on 5th May
     
  5. Thanks Theo et al for your sound advice and thanks for the links, I knew there must be some other threads.
    Looks like I need to do some thinking before the interviews...!
     

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