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Is it worth me applying?

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by LERlee, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Hello there,
    does it mean something if a school has a few jobs advertised on the TES but then has one just advertised on their website..? does this mean that they do not want many people to know about it? implying that it may be internal? reason i ask is that i really would like to apply but i dont want to risk going through the whole process if i dont even stand a chance?
    why would a school advertise all but one job on the TES?
    help needed ASAP.
    Deadline is tomorrow!
     
  2. Hello there,
    does it mean something if a school has a few jobs advertised on the TES but then has one just advertised on their website..? does this mean that they do not want many people to know about it? implying that it may be internal? reason i ask is that i really would like to apply but i dont want to risk going through the whole process if i dont even stand a chance?
    why would a school advertise all but one job on the TES?
    help needed ASAP.
    Deadline is tomorrow!
     
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    A strong possibility as to why this job only appears at present on the school's website is that the position became vacant too late to meet the deadline for inclusion in the latest TES.
    Apply - all you've got to lose is the time it takes!
     
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Lead commenter

    Websites sometimes / often get out of date. It could be the person in charge of the websites is ill.
    Schools sometimes do all sorts of peculiar things with vacancies. If the deadline's tomorrow, there's not really time to ring them up and talk to them to find out why.
    I'd bung in an application if I were you. The worst case scenario is that you spend an hour refining your application form and letter writing skills.
    Good luck with the job hunting. When you get to the interview stage keep your eyes and ears open. Some schools you may not want to land a job in!
    P
     
  5. Thing that is confusing me is that more jobs have been added to the TES from this school but not this one... im suspicious as i dont want to risk unsettling things at my current school and go and waste my time for an internal appointment. Its tricky..
     
  6. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Just think carefully.

    Do you want the job?
    If offered would you accept the job?
    Do you have time today to put together a good application that gives you a decent chance of getting the job?

    If any of the above is no, then don't bother, there will be other jobs. If yes to all three then go for it and good luck.
     
  7. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Oh and if the job is advertised there is a good chance that it will go to an external candidate. If a school wasn't interested in even looking at external candidates they wouldn't bother advertising.
     
  8. Even if it is advertised on just the schools website? meaning that you wouldnt find it if you didnt go on? ive sent in an application so fingers crossed it wont be a waste of time and worth informing my head teacher of my intention of looking for a new job.. tbf it needed to be done as i do want to leave my current school. But you know how tricky it can be.
    Also noticed today that the schools website is now not displaying one of the other jobs advertised on the TES so maybe it was just the school website playing up.. we shall see! I went to a job interview before and it was internal, so disheartening, i really really prepared for it and the girl who got it didnt even plan the right topic for the lesson that was observed yet she got the job for "thinking on her feet". It was sooo rubbish and i dont think i could face going to another internal interview. I just wondered if the not advertising this one particular job on the TES yet doing so for all the others should be a "Warning" sign
    Rachel
     
  9. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I think it would be a shame if you didn't ever apply for a job where there was an internal candidate just because of one bad experience. Often it is an external candidate who gets the post over the internal.

    I'm also surprised you know details of the lesson another candidate taught and that the successful candidate was an internal one. It is unusual for a school to give out that sort of information.

    However, best of luck and I hope you get the fab job you want in the end!
     
  10. I only know because they told both in the same room who had the job, it was horrific. I was then ushered out of the school grounds.. in retrospect im glad i never got the job! Thank you for all of your help! i shall update x
     
  11. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    If you have questions about Getting Jobs, the place to go is the JobSeekers Forum here on the TES.
    I am a Consultant, helping schools to appoint staff, so I can give you the answers from the horse's mouth!
    A few tips:
    1) Open the Welcome thread on JobSeekers - you'll find in there some clickables about Shortlisting, as well as FAQs on JobSeeking, and Interview tips.
    2) Browse the Forum and do a search - someone may already have asked your question, so you'll get the answer straight away instead of having to wait for me to answer.
    3) If you want me to open your thread and answer, then start your thread Dear Theo, and say briefly what it's about. Dear Theo - references query
    4) When you get a job, start a new thread called: Dear Theo - I've got that job!
    Good luck!
    ___________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review 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.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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