I have just been for interview at a local Middle School - I was up against someone with less experience than me and no knowledge of the network management system - and I didnt get the job :cry:
The head told me that it may have been because when asked if I would take the job if offered it, I said that I was very interested but would have to go away and think it over. I did make it VERY clear that I was keen though. At the end of the interview I reiterated that I was keen and made it very clear that I was worried that I would be frozen out of the job because I wasn't prepared to make a snap decision - I was reassured that this was not the case (hah!) :roll:
I am very unhappy that I was penalised for this - How can you make a snap decision like that? obviously sometimes you know the job is 100% right or 100% wrong, but the rest of the time you need to mull over what you have been told and come to an informed decision
I was also asked questions about how I cope with the fact that I work in one middle school whilst I am a governor of a competing middle school in the same pyramid - how do I deal with people asking my opinions of the schools? Not in the least relevant, I would have said.
I am very very p***ed off
My current boss (of a part time job I would keep as well) even faxed over my reference as she only got the email asking for references 40 mins before the interview and I would have thought that would show that I am a worthwhile employee