OK, so you didn't get it. Feel free to whinge on here as much as you like - that's what friends are for. But let me warn you - we don't stand for you not recognising your good points too! So . . . you got an interview. Probably against a lot of competition. you got an interview - despite being away for 3 years. that is SO GOOD! the lesson went ok at the very least the lesson went ok at the very least - despite being away for 3 years. that is SO GOOD TOO! First interview in how long? 4 years? 5 years? It would have been a flippin miracle if you had got it. Just getting the interview was fabulous! If they are more clued up than you, then you know where you need to improve. Clue yourself up! So, have some chocolate, give your children a hug. Give them two - one from me! Best wishes _______________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate. For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for one-to-one sessions.