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Interview frustrations

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by scienceteachasghost, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    134 Knowing you were the best qualified candidate after spesking to the other candidate. The HT being told that you aced the interview, the student council wanted you but the Bishop has told him to appoint the other candidate.
     
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  2. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    135 Going for 2 separate interviews at the same school different years, same HT to told first time that the job is part not full time as advertised. The second time the married HoD obvious fancies the NQT who gets offered the job.
     
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  3. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    136 Being asked if you want feedback, then after waiting an hour the HT comes out and looks surprised to see you there then is bloody rude about giving you feedback.
     
  4. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    137 Being shown around by an assistant HT who asks if you have any questions, the HT later criticises you for not asking every question that you had already asked the AHT. Then you find out that the HT is retiring and the AHT is bff with the only other candidate.
     
  5. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    138 Getting feedback about a lesson that you did not teach and being told that you don't have enough qualifications then finding out that you are being confused with the candidate who did get the get the jobs.
     
  6. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    139 Being asked if you could keep a secret and then interviewer lose their temper when you won't give an example of one. Wouldn't be very good at keeping secrets if you told them would you?
     
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  7. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    140 Being told that you have the job subject to references, then getting a rejection letter.
     
  8. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    141 Being asked a subject specific question in the interview by the HoD who then says the answer is incorrect. You happen to have a pcket reference book on you and show the HT that you are correct, then HT criticises you for showing up the HoD.
     
  9. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    142 HT walks into to the waiting area where all interviewees are demands to know if everyone will accept the job if they are offered it. HT gets upset when it is pointed out that would leave the candidates being forced to accept whatever is offered even if the pay and conditions are changed.
     
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  10. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    143 You work there on supply and the HT asked you to apply for FT post then gives job to NQT.
     
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  11. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    144 Working in a school on a fixed term contract, you are asked to write the job description for your post - you do so, and when they appoint they choose another candidate who doesn't fill one of the key requirements. The successful candidate them asks for your help before they start...
     
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  12. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    145 AHT spends whole interview looking po faced then suddenly gets Cheshire cat grin when she throws beartrap question at you. You point out that the question is a beartrap and you have a third alternative the two obvious choices that they probably expecting. AHT loses temper and at demanding to know you why you think it was a beartrap. You point out that the AHT only smiled when she asked the question.
     
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  13. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    146 Apply for FT after doing job on termly basis, your replacement starts before you leave. They are not fully qualified, only getting paid a fraction of the bottom of the payscale and only getting paid during term time. You are expected to train them up before you leave.
     
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  14. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    147 HT greets one of the other interviewees at the start of the day. Then announces to all that the DHT will conduct the interviews with chair of governers due to a conflict of interests he is friends with candidate X. Candidate X gets the job.
     
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  15. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    148 NQT candidates tells us she already works there and was asked to apply for the job. She gets the job.
     
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  16. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    149 School gets upset when you decline feedback. They insist on knowing why. School gets upset when you say you have heard so much nonsense previously you no longer care.
     
  17. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    150 School decline all candidates and refuse to give anyone feedback.
     
  18. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    151 Applying for job to told that the post is already filled before the deadline. Post is then advertised again a few weeks later. Apply again for same job to told again that the post is already filled again before the new deadline. Post is then advertised a third time a few weeks later. Apply yet again for same job to told again that the post is already filled again before the new deadline.
     
  19. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    152 Apply for a post, have 3 interviews complete a 9 pages security check. No indication that of any success. 3 months later institution asks me to confirm that I have accepted the post after I have accepted in writing another post.
     
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  20. meggyd

    meggyd Lead commenter

    Go to interview at FE college with observed lesson in schedule. All students have finished so lesson is given to lecturers who pretend to be students. I am not their first choice however lecturer asks me for my handout material so that he can use it another time.
     
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