I had an interview for a GTP post about 3 weeks ago (school, not uni) and recieved a message yesterday saying I didn't get it. When I phoned back for feedback, I was told that really, I had done very well and that I had a lot of potential and that they were sure I'd get a job somewhere. When I kept probing for advice for another interview, I was told that they didn't really have any and that I should just do what I did with them. When asking yet further, I was told that the candidate selected (a past pupil, for the record) had been selected as their department currently consists of only male staff and they thought it would be good to have a female. Nepotism or paranoia (on my part)? Or letting me down gently (I'd prefer not to have been!)? So annoyed, as I had ALOT of expense and traveling for the interview and if they knew that I had no chance regardless of how good or bad I would have been, I wish they'd never invited me to interview. That said, looked like a great school and great place to work! Sorry, needed to vent! Thoughts?