+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
Educational IT Jobs Thread, 1st School interview in United Kingdom (UK) Specific Forums; Went for my first interview for an IT tech position at a School yesterday! Think it went reasonably well. Really ...
  1. #1
    Fridge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Yeovil
    Posts
    56
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    13

    1st School interview

    Went for my first interview for an IT tech position at a School yesterday! Think it went reasonably well. Really hope i get it the atmosphere there was really great Was against 4 other people.

    This waiting part is the bit thats killing me i had a pretty good feeling afterwards but its just the suspense of having to wait a few days to hear the outcome.

  2. #2
    apeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Lost
    Posts
    1,612
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 115 Times in 111 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    Hope it goes well for you, good luck.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Cheadle, Staffs
    Posts
    41
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    thats what i like about interviews at our place, not the fact they last the whole day, but that the descision is made at the end.

    remember when a friend was being interviewed for an it teaching job here, during the wait we kept popping our heads into the waiting room, haha, they all kept thinking t'was the boss ..... i'm evil i know hahaaha.


    he got the job tho

  4. #4
    AXE
    AXE is offline
    AXE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Right here. Right Now.
    Posts
    201
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 57 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge View Post
    Really hope i get it the atmosphere there was really great Was against 4 other people.
    I hope you get it too. Good luck.

  5. #5
    mrtechsystems's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    425
    Thank Post
    106
    Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
    Rep Power
    26

    Good Luck

    Good luck hope you get

  6. #6
    rh91uk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    877
    Thank Post
    137
    Thanked 132 Times in 114 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    Good luck - hope you get it!

  7. #7
    Fridge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Yeovil
    Posts
    56
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Hmmm they said by the end of the week which i presume would have been last Friday as the interview was on Wednesday but they said everyone would get a call! Not sure if this is a good or a bad thing do Schools usually take a while to come back to you? I presume they have to do reference and CRB checks before hand.

  8. #8

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,460
    Thank Post
    409
    Thanked 672 Times in 614 Posts
    Rep Power
    192
    CRB checks before hand.
    This will more than likely be done if you get the job because they need information from you and a copy of your passport or something, if I remember correctly.

  9. #9


    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,317
    Thank Post
    131
    Thanked 355 Times in 293 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    142
    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge View Post
    Hmmm they said by the end of the week which i presume would have been last Friday as the interview was on Wednesday but they said everyone would get a call! Not sure if this is a good or a bad thing do Schools usually take a while to come back to you? I presume they have to do reference and CRB checks before hand.
    Sometimes they have to do the checks beforehand, other times not. I've usually had checks done after being accepted and offered the job.

    If they said they'd call by the end of the week its worth giving them a call and checking up. I usually do this once a day after the date which they've said has passed. Any more and you start to seem desperate, any less and you seem uncaring and indifferent (plus they might still be thinking and forget about you, a phone call to check on progress is a good way to remind them).

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    77
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    Both the interviews I've had at schools they've rang me back the same day. I imagine every school is different though.

  11. #11
    Fridge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Yeovil
    Posts
    56
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    I wasn't sure if i should phone them or not didn't want to seem pushy. I really want the job though >.<

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Kendal
    Posts
    1,556
    Thank Post
    112
    Thanked 178 Times in 145 Posts
    Rep Power
    72
    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge View Post
    I presume they have to do reference and CRB checks before hand.
    It's unlikely they will do the CRB until they offer you the post as it requires a lot of stuff from you. It also costs them. They will, however, have taken up refs I would imagine although here we tend to do that before the interview for all shortlisted candidates.

    If they do offer the post it will then be subject to a satisfactory CRB.

  13. #13


    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,317
    Thank Post
    131
    Thanked 355 Times in 293 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    142
    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge View Post
    I wasn't sure if i should phone them or not didn't want to seem pushy. I really want the job though >.<
    Unless you're phoning up hourly demanding the job, I doubt that's likely.

    Its always worth phoning every now and then to check on progress with a job, since many employers 'forget' to let people know when they haven't got it, or more importantly delay phoning people to let them know that they have got it.

    If you phone and they then say that they're waiting on someone to make a decision, which should be done by Friday (as a random example) then phone on Friday. If they don't say you haven't got it, and don't give you a specific time to expect to find out, phone the next day.

    I actually got one job because I phoned regularly, since it meant that out of the three choices they were trying to decide between I was the 'keenest'.

  14. Thanks to jamesb from:

    Fridge (19th May 2009)

  15. #14
    Fridge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Yeovil
    Posts
    56
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Well i just phoned them. Turns out i didn't get it. They had sent something in the post to the affect and i just hadn't recieved it yet. Bit of a downer really was a really nice place.

  16. #15


    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,317
    Thank Post
    131
    Thanked 355 Times in 293 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    142
    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge View Post
    Well i just phoned them. Turns out i didn't get it. They had sent something in the post to the affect and i just hadn't recieved it yet. Bit of a downer really was a really nice place.
    Bad luck, but at least now you know and can concentrate on the next one without being kept in suspense.

    Best of luck.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 30th June 2009, 02:25 PM
  2. My 1st Interview
    By IT_Master in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 30th April 2009, 04:12 PM
  3. 1st up
    By pooley in forum Wales
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 13th October 2008, 01:51 PM
  4. Interview Questions - Managed Primary School
    By phil1103 in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16th May 2008, 12:15 PM
  5. Interview questions for st-nicholas school, chppenham, wilts
    By MicrodigitUK in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30th November 2007, 01:50 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •