You go in, do the demo lesson you spent a whole day preparing, making sure to fill all the possible gaps. The students were engaged, you thought it went well and enjoyed teaching your hard-worked product. You get pulled into the interview room afterwards only to see the panel in front of you with uncomfortable expressions and the leader saying "Hello XYZ, we regret to inform you that we won't be progressing to interview today." Then you are left to take the "walk of shame", leaving the school thinking your lesson (which you spent so long on) was so bad that they wouldn't even give you the courtesy of an interview....Its basically another way of saying "you can't teach" In my case, there was only 1 other candidate, and I thought "really?". It was actually a very weird experience, as that candidate withdrew and they called me back like 2 weeks later, to do another demo lesson and interview. I mean if you're only interviewing 2 people you may as well interview both as you're putting all your eggs in one candidate who, if they withdraw, you are left totally without a teacher. Do you have anything to share about your experiences? How its made you feel and how you deal with it?