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Withdrawing from interview process

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Teapot345, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Teapot345

    Teapot345 New commenter

    Have you ever felt so disheartened that you'd rather withdraw yourself from an interview than go through the motions of interview just to get it over with?

    I did a mini-teach that I felt went so poorly I don't even know why I'm still waiting here for the panel bit next. Sat in a cafe wondering what to do and feeling pretty sick at the lot of it.

    Would it be received positively (or at least, less negatively) by the school if one was to withdraw part way through to save everyone from wasting their time, having reflected on how ***** the mini-teach went?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I think many people feel like that if it has gone less well than expected.

    However, of course if it has indeed gone awry, they may well 'decide not to take your application forward and interview you'. If it went better compared to others and they do interview, you have two choices. To
    withdraw when they ask you to come through or if you think it may still be for you interview and decided at the point where they ask you 'Are you still a firm candidate for the post?'
  3. cheesypop

    cheesypop Senior commenter

    Definitely withdraw if you don’t like something they have done or said, and that thing is a dealbreaker for you.

    eg - after Easter all staff are encouraged to offer Saturday morning GCSE revision classes/ we believe that swearing is an acceptable form of self-expression/ all teachers start on MPS regardless of their experience/ ignore the blood on the walls you’ll get used to it

    Don’t withdraw if you just feel something you’ve done went badly. Because (a) you might be wrong (b) yours might be bad but everyone else’s might be bad too because it was a badly designed task (c) that might not be the dealbreaker bit (d) it’s all experience.

    The job I’ve just moved to, I thought one of the morning tasks had gone really badly. Texted my husband to say so, and that actually I was gutted because I really liked the school. Talked to the other candidates and we all thought the same about that task.
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