I was unsuccessful in an interview today and I just needed to share with everyone what I feel was a bit of an unprofessional interview process and wondered if anyone else has had similar experiences? I arrived 15 minutes early, as told, to set up a lesson ready for observation. However I was still in the reception area 5 minutes after the lesson was due to start, I was then hurried into a room and told the interactive whiteboard 'wasn't really working' and wasn't really offered any alternative. I thought it was best to remain professional and said yes and that I had copies of the slides I could use. Immediately, the class were brought into the room and I hadn't even had time to set up and nobody asked me if I was ready! I had been told I would have 15 minutes to set up. This left me somewhat panicky and the 20 minute lesson didn't go as well as I had planned. To make matters worse, by this point it was now the children's lunchtime and they could see the canteen from the room we were in. They were clearly distracted by this and I could understand why, when they could see everyone except from them having their lunch! The observers were clearly looking through all the application forms whilst I was teaching, which I didn't think was professional. The other two candidates had taught their lessons in lesson time and I think they were at an unfair advantage. In the feedback I was told that the successful candidate's lesson was better, which I can accept, but they mentioned children being more on task. I really wanted to say that's because they had time to set up, a working IWB and taught in lesson time (I found this out from discussing with the candidates later.) The other candidates' lessons had clearly overrun and I suffered as a result of this. I was told all other aspects of my interview were excellent. We then had a task to do, preparing a presentation as a group, which was given to us as we ate our lunch. I often work whilst eating my lunch and am used to doing this, but feel that if you are going for a lengthy interview you should be given enough time for a break and to eat something. I then went straight into the interview after this. The other candidates clearly had more time in between tasks than me and just feel the whole process was less pressurised for them. I have been to other interviews in the past, with timed tasks etc and I do not have an issue with this. My problem is that the other candidates had more time to prepare prior to each task than I did (I had none) and it has all left me feeling like I have just wasted the last ten days applying and preparing and I might as well not have bothered. Should I have fed this back to the school? And I am wondering what I can do to prevent going through this again. Perhaps luck just wasn't on my side today.