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Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by kbristol, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I know this is a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string' question but would still like some opinions. I applied for what would be my ideal job, right location, lovely school (independent) etc and the deadline was this Monday, interviews are next Thursday but I still haven't heard anything. In my heart I probably know that I won't get shortlisted but...
    1. How long does it normally take schools to shortlist?
    2. Is it acceptable to e-mail the school to ask if they have shortlisted yet, or is this a bit pushy?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    If deadline was Monday and interviews are Thursday they will probably let people know by the weekend at the latest . . . so Saturday's post would be the last chance, I guess.
    I'm sorry if you are disappointed here. Are you sure that you are following all my advice carefully? In today's competitive market, it does pay dividends to ensure that your application is as good as it possibly can be.
    Best wishes
    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

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