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ld7675 Tue 28-Feb-17 21:11:30

Just venting spleen really. Spent a whole day being interviewed for a teaching job today. Got the call later on in the day to say that they liked everything I did apart from one question that I answered slightly differently from the two candidates where they said their progress was really good (I thought that was a given and both of the successful candidates were in the waiting room talking about how good/outstanding they were which I just can't bring myself to do). The chosen two candidates were both a lot younger than me (don't know why I added that but I maybe I have a chip on my shoulder). The reason I am a bit cross is because the interviewer then asked if he could keep my cv so I could have a guaranteed job offered straight away if someone else leaves with no interview. Am I being unreasonable to not want a job even if it is offered later on as they didn't like me enough first time round? Has anyone else been in this situation (teaching or otherwise)? What do people think? To me it's either a yes we want you to work for us or no we don't and I don't like this messing people about nonsense!

HelenDenver Tue 28-Feb-17 21:12:21

Um, why not let them keep your CV? You can always turn it down later if it happens!

SuffolkingGrand Tue 28-Feb-17 21:27:41

Job's a job at the end of the day. Think about it this way: when they ring you to offer a job after a day of interviews you never really know how many they've rung before and have turned it down even though they make it sound like you were Numero Uno choice.

Disclosure: I'm a teacher too and had to make 'those calls'

I'd let them keep it and keep you on file. If the others don't want the job then it's their loss.

yorkshirepuddingandroastbeef Tue 28-Feb-17 21:52:45

Be gracious and say yes. You don't have to accept if they call you back.

I think I would be annoyed too if it's any consolation.

Flixybelle Tue 28-Feb-17 21:57:21

I would let them keep it. Something similar happened to my DH at the time he was mad but they did call and offered him a job initially just for a half term but ended up a year and then he was poached by another school where he has been very happy. Everything happens for a reason and all that.

daisychain01 Tue 28-Feb-17 23:47:16

Difficult one. On the one hand everyone has already invested lots of time and effort so it seems sensible not to throw all that away. It isnt unhear of that a candidate pulls out and suddenly that dream job is back on the radar.

However i do get where you're coming from. Its like being in the reserves rather than the A team so you'll always be feeling they are "settling" for you. But try to put that aside and think of the opportunity for advancement if it comes your way.

grumpysquash3 Wed 01-Mar-17 20:34:49

People don't generally hold onto CVs to be polite. There's at least a fair chance that you were only just pipped at the post and that they would like to have you if and when a post comes up.

Allthebestnamesareused Thu 02-Mar-17 17:33:49

As a governor I have had interviews where frankly none of the candidates were that great and then others where if only we had 2 positions because 2 were great candidates.

Be gracious that they chose someone else this time but it doesn't mean they didn't like you. Why wouldn't you want the offer of a job without interview? It means they must like you too.

If they do offer a job in the future look at it with fresh eyes depending on your circumstances then.

Leave it with them on good terms because you never know where you may come across them again. They may go on to another school where you end up too.

unfortunateevents Fri 03-Mar-17 08:35:01

They are not messing you about. There were two jobs, three candidates. If they didn't like you they would not be considering you for other roles. They obviously rate you but felt that the other candidates were a better fit for these particular roles. Let them keep your CV and you can consider the job if/when the offer it.

womblewomble Sun 05-Mar-17 01:13:57

Do you want to have a tantrum or the chance of a job?

You can pick one. Not both.

Mysteriouscurle Mon 06-Mar-17 22:53:46

I'm not a teacher but ive had several job interviews where I didnt get the original job I applied for but was phoned back at a later date and either offered another job or asked to apply for another job. In each case I got the "second" job. I was quite pleased not to be completely written off

Mysteriouscurle Mon 06-Mar-17 22:54:48

To be fair though my interviews have all been 20 minute jobs grin

ld7675 Mon 13-Mar-17 21:38:19

Thanks, all on good terms, still looking and fortunately a) there's lots about and b) I can stay where I am if I don't find anything by the cut off. Turns out I may have had a lucky escape, talking to other people who are in the know they are not a very easy bunch to work for!

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