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    Very true, I should be thinking happy thoughts, good thoughts! positive!!

    I've been thinking all week what I will say to impress etc etc

    Monday is almost here

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    Best of luck for Monday.

    [I am still waiting for the result of my last interview]

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    Hi Chaps,

    Went for the interview today.......................didnt get it better luck next time.

    I was abit turned off when I asked how the IT Structure was going to be................was told.........."over the next few years we will be centralizing the most of the servers"..............that put me off abit, less hands on work\technical work.

    Apart from that all else seemed okay but I wouldnt of taken the job.

    On to the next one!!

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    You seem more upbeat than you might have been under these circumstances [if my reading of your latest post is correct] I did not get the job I went for recently either.

    I suppose I will write it down to experience and hope the experience serves me well in future.

    All the best.

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    I cant get down about it really (as my other half said). Have to forget and move on, but I know I could of done the job.

    What job did you go for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    ...What job did you go for?...
    ICT Manager at a new academy opening nearby soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    ICT Manager at a new academy opening nearby soon.
    ooooooooooooooo which one? (if you dont mind me asking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    ...which one? (if you dont mind me asking)
    I guess it can't do any harm now that I know I did not get the job: Francis Combe.

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    Keep trying, I am.

    Did they give you any feedback from your interview?

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    I guess I have no choice.

    Chin up.

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    Did they give you any feedback from your interview?

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    No. I can ask for feedback however I feel I know that the feedback will say that I made a poor job of the presentation [factually accurate but hesitant and too short 20 mins at most and should have been half an hour]

    Some questions caught me by surprise and I would freely admit that for those questions the reply was not up to scratch.

    The feedback will tell me what I know already: Based upon the evidence they had before them I was unsuitable for the post and they felt another candidate was more suited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Based upon the evidence they had before them I was unsuitable for the post and they felt another candidate was more suited.
    When your asked to an interview they have already decided you are SUITED for the job, there more likely assessing you as a person and whether you are fit for the school as a whole.

    I.E It wouldn't come off in a CV or reference that you don't work well with children, but in a interview they could find that out.

    Don't take not getting the job as a insult and keep trying, I find that I only manage to get a proper interview 'head' on when I'm on my third or forth interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    Don't take not getting the job as a insult and keep trying, I find that I only manage to get a proper interview 'head' on when I'm on my third or forth interview.
    i think i've only had four interviews in total. ever. Probably filled in about a dozen application forms and covering letters. I used to spend ages doing one or two at a time, and would then sat back waiting for the phonecall or letter.

    LOL at IanT protesting too much.
    Wonder if they sensed you were going to turn them down anyway. preempted the inevitable.

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    I just got an email this morning from another school.........didnt even offer me an interview



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