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I got an interview!!!! Excitement just wore off....

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Jacster22, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Hi
    I have followed Theo's advice to the letter and I am so happy to have got 2 interviews lined up as a result ( 1 is TA but still interview nonetheless)
    Was so excited to finally feel like I wasnt on the scrap heap that I began planning my lesson and researching the school only to realise ... they are also interviwing the supply teacher who is currently teaching the class!!!
    I know there are so many threads saying it isnt always a done deal but the turn around from deadline to interview has been a week and cant help feeling low now as have had to sort out childcare for a couple of days to prepare and actually attend!!!
    I will now have to spend tonight talking myself back round into fighting mode and reading more comments of how the external candidate can be appointed but just wanted to rant as at the minute feeling sooooooooooooooo unfair.
    Thanks for listening
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    <h3>I expect you've already seen this. (Golly - big letters - sorry!). </h3><h3>Is there any point going to interview if there is an internal candidate? </h3> Make sure you read the interview clickables, and be prepared to say what are your key points, why they should appoint you. If you are clear in your mind about your advantages, then you'll be able to sell yourself much better.
    Looking forward to a new thread Dear Theo - I got that job!
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally. Look forward to seeing you!
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Just a word of encouragement. They ARE interviewing you, so must be considering you & last year I was the internal & didn't get the job as I failed to sell myself enough.
    So think positive! Go and do your very best.
  4. When I went for my second job there were two posts on offer and two internal candidates who had been working there on temporary contracts, one of them for over a year.
    The internal candidate who'd been there a shorter time got one of the posts, and I got the other. So the internal candidate who'd been there over a year lost out to me.
    Honestly, if you've been invited for an interview you really do have a good chance! Carry on with what you're doing and be as competitive as you can. Good luck!
  5. I was interviewed in November for a temporary contract and got it over the supply teacher who was teaching the class.
    Went for an interview for this September where I was the only candidate of 5 not already known to the school (one did student placement there, one was supply, one was their GTP student and was a TA who had worked there but had left to to their PGCE). I didn't get the post - they employed their GTP student (surprise surprise) and at the time I felt gutted and as if I had wasted my time, BUT the head said if there were two jobs he would have employed me. Initially I thought this was lip service but he had been so impressed that he recommended me to another head who called me. I applied for the post at their school, was interviewed there and got the job and actually think the job is more suited to me than the first school where the GTP student got the job.
  6. Just to update.
    I didnt get the job but wasnt too downhearted as they were actually looking for early years specialist and other candidates were all stronger on that front.
    Just pleased I am obviously doing something right with my application form and it was good interview experience as it was the first in 2 years.
    Also felt great to be back in the classroom and good practice to get to grips with nerves for future interviews (fingers crossed)
    [​IMG] Thanks for the encouragement and cant wait to get my first post knowing I got it from my own merits and hardwork!!!
  7. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Sorry to hear that, but as you say all valuable practice & one day the right school will see your potential.

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