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Good interviews!

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by scienceteachasghost, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    The flip side.. ...

    1 You get the job!
    2 The kids are genuinely well behaved AND answer questions
    3. Amazing buffet lunches (rare in thiscage if austerrity)
    4. Unlimited access to a staff room coffee machine while you wait!
    5. Brutally honest feedback (I had that once, was taken aback but had deep respect for them having the balls to give it)
    6. You make friends with other candidates, even just for the interview process.
    7. You get to slag off the education system to someone even more cynical than yourself
    8. They tell you there and then.
    9. They let you know quickly after (8 mins or so is the record for me)
    10. Knowing you beat decent candidates to get it
    11 When it's a No but the school tell you you WILL find something, it boosts morale
    12 You can tick another school off in Nottinghamshire you've seen
  2. Curae

    Curae Lead commenter

    I admire your positively
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  3. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    13 The school that said that while we were waiting to be interviewed, we were welcome to explore the department, go into any lesson, ask questions. I had a good chat to the person with the same role as I had in my current department, scrutinised their department handbook (some ideas to steal, some things I didn't like), as well as getting a good feel for the place.
    14 The school that arranged their interview schedule around a primary school play, for which I was playing the piano.
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  4. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    15. You realise that you are the only person who is selected to be interviewed (out of the other candidates on the day).

    16. You get a job without being interviewed.
  5. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Even a cynic like me has to brighten up sometimes!
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  6. jibberjabber77

    jibberjabber77 New commenter

    knowing you got the job prior to interview after really good lesson
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  7. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    17. Being given time ... instead of being rushed from one task to the next. One interview overran by half an hour because it was a genuine discussion and not just a question-firing session.

    18. The Heads who gave genuine and honest feedback.

    19. The freshly-made coffee in the china cup and saucer with a biscuit!
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  8. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    Hmmm... we don’t seem to have found as many positives as negatives, have we, @scienceteachasghost?
  9. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    20. Meeting the Head at an Agricultural Show where she's showing pedigree rabbits: she invites you to interview the following week and you get the job.

    21. You don't have to teach the rabbits!

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