Hi I just had a very informal interview up against a colleague. I had to write an application letter for an in house job then was only give 10 minutes notice of a meeting which turned out to be an interview with the Head and Deputy. the outcome was I didn't get the job even though I have 10 years experience in the area and the other candidate has NO relevant experience, but used correct set of expected phrases in the answer to ONE question - which were completely irrelevant to the two children the post is for! What do you think??