Just a quick question to heads out there. Had my second interview for a senior role, a DHT in a primary. There were 3 candidates short listed, one was let go at lunch and I made it to the end of the day....but unfortunately I was not appointed. I have to say felt my interview was much better than the first time, there are still areas where you feel that you should have said x, y or z or phrased things differently or in more detail but it was better! Of course I was disappointed but the head called and made me feel so uplifted - but I am wondering, now that I have had time to tick over, when you call do you say things to make sure the person doesn't feel too bad or is what you say to them genuine? I hope it was....I still need to phone LA and ArchD for my formal feedback after the weekend - but the things he said had filled me full of real confidence and enthusiasm..........I know you can't see into this head's brain....but what do you do? Do you say what you mean or what you think the person needs to hear with bad news?????