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Interview on Monday...But other job deadlines not until later

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by AmandaMould, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. I'm lucky enough to have an interview on Monday for a college I'd feel comfortable working in. My problem is that the job itself is temporary (maternity). I have two other applications I'm hopeful for (perm and full time) that would also suit me - but their deadlines aren't until the middle of next week.
    I guess I'm jumping before the gun and guessing I'd be offered a post on Monday - but should I wait for a permanent position? (which i really need, with childcare/ NQT year etc) and how long could I keep them waiting for an answer?
    I know it's really unprofessional - but it's purely down to finance/NQT induction rather than school preference
    What to do???
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done on getting that interview - make sure you read the interview clickables in the WElcome thread to prepare.
    Here are some threads that may be of interest to you . . .
    Dear Theo and people in the know! A little advice please!!!
    If offered a job, must I decide instantly?
    Good luck in that interview! _____________________________________________________________
    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.
     
  3. A word of caution. I had 2 dep head interviews Monday and Tuesday and was offered job Monday so pulled out Tuesday. This was 4 yrs ago and I needed one of them to relocate and hand my notice in by deadline etc. Anyway it was my worst nightmare come true and I left after 6 weeks. I am now job hunting after a redundancy in march and it's made me very cautious.
     

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