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Informal Chat - Another Job

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by educationb, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Received a call from a former colleague who was asked to recommend good teachers to join her new school. I've been invited in for an informal chat with their head of department.

    Anyone had any experience of these 'informal chats'?

    I've gone to one before and gained a £7000 pay rise from it but my head teacher flipped at the way in which another school had pursued me. This time it would be to move on but what is your reaction to this practice?
  2. Gardening Leaves

    Gardening Leaves New commenter

    Standard practice in industry to head-hunt staff. Daughter's boyfriend was poached by Deloittes after only 4 months in his first job.

    As long as you behave within the terms of your contract, dot have any qualms about looking after your own best I.terest.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    And don't be fooled by the "informal chat" - treat it very formally and seriously.
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme click here or contact Julia on advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions
  4. Crowbob

    Crowbob Lead commenter

    Very wise advice.
  5. Hi
    I've had one before and it was basically a full interview!
  6. Turns out it was! I never knew interviews could happen like that.
  7. How did it go?
  8. I got the job with same former TLR, R+R (slightly over paid already) and took it for January.

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