A bit upset - just missed out on dream job

(15 Posts)
inabranstonpickle Wed 16-Jul-14 23:19:29

I had an interview today for a HOD role. There were four of us whittled down to two (myself and another candidate) after we taught the lesson.

I didn't get it.

I really, really wanted it - just need reassurance another amazing job with my name will come up soon, right!?

Mojito100 Wed 16-Jul-14 23:20:46

Sumpathies to you. It's shitty when that happens.

Chottie Wed 16-Jul-14 23:22:17

Firstly, well done you for getting to the final two.

Another job will come up and this one will have your name on it!

Happy36 Wed 16-Jul-14 23:25:39

Well done on making the final two. Keep up your metaphorical pecker. Get a good rest and battery recharge over the summer. Your moment will come so best be ready! grin

Happy36 Wed 16-Jul-14 23:28:07

Out of interest could I be so rude as to ask how long you've been teaching and your subject? I dream of being HOD too but not ready yet. Have you held other posts in the past?

Feel free not to reveal. I know my questions are cheeky.

inabranstonpickle Wed 16-Jul-14 23:29:51

Not rude at all smile I've been teaching for ten years and got my first HOD post three years ago.

saadia Thu 17-Jul-14 06:38:36

Sympathies from me OP. I had a similar situation this week. A job I really wanted came up but I messed up the interview. Still haven't heard but it must be a no. It was perfect for me in terms of location and hours.

inabranstonpickle Thu 17-Jul-14 09:31:55

Thanks smile I feel a bit better today. I'm sure I can manage something else for January which is when that job started (I need to relocate) it's just I loved the school, and coming so close is frustrating! xx

inabranstonpickle Thu 17-Jul-14 17:22:52

Just to give people hope - today I got another one ! smile

CatKisser Thu 17-Jul-14 17:24:35

You got another job?! Wow, well done! Is it similar to the other one?

inabranstonpickle Thu 17-Jul-14 18:15:26

Identical role, different school smile

saadia Thu 17-Jul-14 19:43:17

Well done, congrats smile

Happy36 Thu 17-Jul-14 20:26:01

Thanks, inabranstonpickle. What is your subject?

Also, very well done!

ScrambledEggAndToast Thu 17-Jul-14 20:29:16

Really feel for you OP, I am currently still trying to get my dream job. I had an interview on Tuesday and will find out next week plus Have another one tomorrow. Tomorrow will be at least my eighth interview so feeling very despondent hmm

inabranstonpickle Thu 17-Jul-14 21:41:57

Thanks Happy. Best of luck, Scrambled; please don't worry - someone getting that amount of interviews is someone for whom it is only a matter of time before they are offered a permanent post, honestly flowers

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