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DEAR THEO-WHY DO THEY GIVE YOU AN INTERVIEW......

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Jackie12, May 30, 2012.

  1. Jackie12

    Jackie12 New commenter

    Dear Theo why do you get an interview and then they say at the end sorry but you did not have enough keystage 2/1 experience when they know that from the application form?
    I have spent ages planning. researching tearing my hair out, worriying and you get told this. Its not fair.. why can't they just be hinest from the start?
    sorry just really cheesed off.....
     
  2. Jackie12

    Jackie12 New commenter

    Dear Theo why do you get an interview and then they say at the end sorry but you did not have enough keystage 2/1 experience when they know that from the application form?
    I have spent ages planning. researching tearing my hair out, worriying and you get told this. Its not fair.. why can't they just be hinest from the start?
    sorry just really cheesed off.....
     
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    When they call you, they have not decided you won't fit the bill - they're hoping you'll have enough about you to convince them that your lack of specific experience won't matter.
    Honestly - they were genuinely considering you for the job.
     
  4. Some schools interview everyone that meets all the critera in their letter whether they are what they want or not, and it may be the head that decides this as the selection policy but others involved may have more specific requirements. I know someone was interviewed somewhere I was doing supply and the HOD had told me they wanted a particular specialism and one of the interviewees didn't have it.
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, they knew that, and still thought that you were worth appointing., which is why they invited you to interview.
    They were honest from the start - they thought that you had a chance, otherwise they wouldn't have gone to the trouble of interviewing you.
    It was at the end that they weren't honest.
    They wanted some "feedback" to fob you off with, so they chose something that was clearly true, so that you couldn't get back at them about it.
    I'm not surprised, it's always disappoiunting not to get a job AND have them give you rubbisj useless feedback.
    Now sit down - you are allowed to eat this all at one go!
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    Best wishes
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    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.
     

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