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Interview dilemma .. Urgent. Please help!

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ForgetMeKnots Mon 03-Mar-14 19:56:23

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flowery Mon 03-Mar-14 20:01:28

If your answers to the questions meant they didn't want you they wouldn't bother trying to squeeze in another chat with you.

Is there any reason you can't do Thursday? It sounds as though you could, so why not do that? You don't want them to go off the boil, or forget the good impression they've obviously formed of you.

ForgetMeKnots Mon 03-Mar-14 20:05:03

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FunkyBoldRibena Mon 03-Mar-14 20:06:55

Do that then. Or ask for the Wednesday.
Dilemma over.

idinnehaveaclue Mon 03-Mar-14 20:11:16

You request the second date as the first one is inconvenient as you have parents evening. It won't go against you. Probably the opposite.

Jeez, is it really that difficult?

ForgetMeKnots Mon 03-Mar-14 20:11:33

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magpieC Mon 03-Mar-14 20:24:32

So what time could you leave school and is the 40 mins travel time best case our rush hour timing?

whattodoforthebest2 Mon 03-Mar-14 20:28:58

You can't go to an interview and keep checking your watch cos you're in a hurry to get back to school. Be honest with them, make it the other day, prepare and relax. If they weren't interested, they wouldn't have asked you back again. Besides, being conscientious about the parents' evening is nothing to be ashamed of.

Lottiedoubtie Mon 03-Mar-14 20:31:04

Take the second date and explain why.

Use the extra time to research volunteer management- and good luck!

MissMilbanke Mon 03-Mar-14 20:34:50

Don't do the first date. It's too much of a gamble.

You'll be flustered, clock watching and then getting a bit stressed about getting back in time. What would happen if there were an incident blocking the motorway or something !

Just say the 2nd date suits you better. It's a positive thing if they want to see you again, being in control will make you appear more capable and confident. Good luck

Technical Mon 03-Mar-14 20:46:45

They've offered you a choice so take the one that fits best for you. And Good Luck.

If they'd already decided they didn't want you they wouldn't be wasting their time asking you back. They've more likely decided they do want you and therefore want to give you another opportunity to pass the interview.

PigletJohn Mon 03-Mar-14 20:53:14

they have offered you two dates so that you can choose whichever is more convenient to you.

So do.

LittleBrassPig Mon 03-Mar-14 21:16:13

Definitely go for the date that suits you best. As an interviewer I wouldn't bat an eyelid if you did, it gives me longer to prepare tbh. And everyone with a job has commitments that they can't just abandon. They've offered it after all, they obviously think you are a good quality candidate and any employer worth their salt who thought you looked like a good prospect would accommodate you as best they could.

We've been known to extend our interview schedule by 2 weeks for a shit hot applicant to return from overseas to attend an interview meaning other candidates who had already been interviewed had to wait longer for results. The shit hot applicant got one of the jobs. And deservedly so.

SirChenjin Mon 03-Mar-14 21:18:34

Do the second date - you won't perform to your optimum level if you're stressed. They want the best candidate for the job, not the one who can get there first.

Good luck! thanks

BusinessUnusual Mon 03-Mar-14 21:19:52

Go for the second date - explain the first clashes with parents' evening.

And if they had decided they didn't want you, they wouldn't see you again.

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 03-Mar-14 21:28:00

I wouldn't do the dashing around trying to do two important things on the same day. They've offered you the Wed, why wouldn't you take that as more convenient?

RestingActress Mon 03-Mar-14 22:05:57

Take the second, if you explain the reason then it shows that you are committed.

RestingActress Mon 03-Mar-14 22:08:23

Oh and good luck

fascicle Tue 04-Mar-14 09:36:05

Will it look bad to take the second date?
No and sounds like it would be crazy (logistically and from a focusing point of view) to take the first date. Have you told them you have Parents' evening on Thursday? If so, they should perfectly understand why you would opt for next Weds. Plus it's a charity - selecting the second date also seems like the ethical thing to do (i.e. not compromising on the attention you give to Parents' evening).

Good luck with your second interview.

blueshoes Tue 04-Mar-14 09:45:07

It is fine to say you have a clashing appointment on the first date and therefore wish to take the second date.

In the meantime prepare for the questions on volunteer management. Speak to people who might have done it and can offer tips. Psyche yourself up to want to do this aspect of the role. Think of the questions they asked previously and ask yourself how you can turn it around this time. I doubt the questions will be that different but at least you got prep on your side. As an interviewer, I want to see that the candidate really wants the job and is enthusiaistic about the challenges. Not everyone will have the perfect experience and skillset but attitude and motivation is the bridging element.

If you want this job, you can get it so go for it. Good luck.

ForgetMeKnots Tue 04-Mar-14 18:28:05

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SirChenjin Tue 04-Mar-14 19:02:23

Sock it to them - that job is YOURS! smile

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