I had an interesting experience in my first interview for a teaching job. I had been made aware two days earlier that my referee might give a bad reference (long TP story)and was rather sad about it because as the day went on, I realised that I actually liked the school a lot. THere were three of us going for the job, which was advertised as an NQT post. When the job was given to a teacher with three years teaching experience already, I was really disappointed. Individual feedback was offered and I went second. I was steeling myself for some difficult news, only to be offered a job teaching a different year. I was told that they had disregarded the reference because of the way it was written. What a thoughtful way of dealing with the unsuccessful candidate. She never found out she was the one who didn't get the job, although I met her on a course a year later and avoided telling her which school I was working in!