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Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by alla_ova, Mar 19, 2016.
What would be the best answer?
The truth. Without being negative about the school.
TheoGriff, the truth is "the school is amazing, I love my students and colleagues, but one of my colleagues made my life so miserable, that I decided to resign”.
I don’t think I can say it though. :-(
Does this ever get asked in this way? Isn't it usually "Why did you apply for this post?" - the answers to which can and should be phrased positively in terms of what you believe you can bring to the school.
Tell us about yourself - dream or nightmare question?
Well, usually yes, you are right. But during my recent interview (when I was asked about my children and political views) I got this question too. (Why did you decide to leave your school? - I want to teach a wider range of classes). Btw, it was the HT who asked this question.
My local authority's standard application form (still almost universally used, even though most secondaries are now academies) asks for a 'reason for leaving' for every job in the applicant's employment history.
Are you currently unemployed, then? This could explain why this was asked.
Indeed and almost everyone answers that with something like "to progress my career".
Not really, I am self employed and studying (although I would prefer to be employed, of course ).
What would be your suggestions, how I should answer this question if ever asked again?
As I said that most people have always answered it - did you infer from my comment that I thought it should be any different? I didn't.
Thank you, Middlemarch!