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Three interviews on the same day...resolved

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by digoryvenn, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Just a quick update.

    I was not successful at the interview for the non HT job I absolutely wanted. The interview was two weeks ago and they had not informed me of the outcome so I had to contact them today to ask!!

    Unfortunately, by default that means I have lost three opportunities to find a job as I had to choose one.

    So current position is:
    10 applications
    offered five interviews
    could only attend three interviews
    No job

    Have sent application number 11 yesterday for a HT position.
    Will send two more over the weekend.

    Oh dear, it takes me hours to tailor the applications.
    I feel so so miserable and rubbish.
  2. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    What awful bad luck to have the interviews all fall on the same day. I’m so sorry you didn’t get your favourite.

    I’m sure it’s awful but do keep going. Surely, you deserve a bit of luck to help? Just as another thought, does your area let you register your willingness to take on short term locum headship? It might be another way back in.
    bonxie and digoryvenn like this.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Oh digoryvenn, you do sound down. :(

    5 offers to interview ou of 10 applications isn't a bad success ratio :)- just unfortunate some occurred on the same day.:( So no need to feel rubbish'. It's just an unfortunate set of circumstances.

    Keep going and one time you'll find 'the right fit'. :)
    bevdex, digoryvenn and freckle06 like this.
  4. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thank you both very much.

    Yes, Sunday I have registered my interest for interim/locum headships. I also tried to do that in an area I wish to move to but the LA there doesn't keep a list.

    Thanks Lara, yes I will keep going.
    frangipani123 and bevdex like this.
  5. cornflake

    cornflake Senior commenter

    oh what rotten luck. BUT, remember if you hadn't of gone for the non-HT post, you'd have always wondered what if.
    You are clearly doing well on the "getting to interview" stage so there is much to be hopeful about and every reason to be optimistic. I think you will almost certainly find that you have a leadership post for September, even on interim basis. In fact, don't TES also hold details for people interested in interim leadership roles? I thought it sounded quite an interesting career move myself to be honest!
    digoryvenn and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  6. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    Buses (interviews) always come in threes! YOU CAN DO IT! Keep telling yourself this and forget (as much as you can) your previous terrible experience. x
    digoryvenn and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  7. catbefriender

    catbefriender Lead commenter

    Sorry you haven't found what you wanted yet, but as Lara has said, you are doing well to get shortlisted. Really disappointed that one of the schools didn't even bother to contact you in 2 weeks to tell you of the outcome and all the precious time you have had to waste to fill out application forms for each school.

    However, you show abundance in perseverance and in the end, that's what really wins the day.

    Wishing you and the perfect school link up soon.:)
  8. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thank you everyone.

    Thanks Cornflake, I will contact TES to see if they still have a register.

    I am still dwelling on the dreadful experience I had but I feel like the misery, like a mist, is starting to lift!
    The fog is lifting. (Nielsen)
  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    That is really positive digoryvenn. :D
    digoryvenn likes this.
  10. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thank you!
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  11. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Thanks Cornflake!
    Wow, that's where I want to locate to!
    Will apply!
    Thank you so much!
  12. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    I sneaked a look. Sounds ideal. Go for it!
    digoryvenn, Lara mfl 05 and lindenlea like this.
  13. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    I've sent for the application pack.
  14. cornflake

    cornflake Senior commenter

    You might also have noted that the substantive post is also advertised for January. And this is round 2...
    digoryvenn and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  15. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Is it worth asking for #11 to be removed now?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  16. cornflake

    cornflake Senior commenter

    probably - how do I do that?
  17. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    I think you message admin or @TESRosaline.
  18. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Or maybe click on report? Sorry, I’ve never actually done it!
  19. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Both ways should work.
    And yes you can report your own post and ask for it to be deleted, explaining why.
    Sundaytrekker likes this.
  20. cornflake

    cornflake Senior commenter

    Thanks. Have requested removal.
    digoryvenn and Sundaytrekker like this.

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