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Beware the silent prospect killers

You don’t have to open your mouth to wreck your chances of landing that dream classroom teacher job, warns Jessica Powell

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So you’ve researched and prepared your answers, planned what you will say and do in your lesson and have your own questions lined up for the interview panel. You’re confident that whatever comes out of your mouth will be what the people interviewing you want to hear. You are sure that dream job at your dream school is yours for the asking. 

Except, on the way in to the building, you fail to warmly greet the receptionist as you’re too busy scanning the corridor beyond for a glimpse of any of the senior leadership team. She has to ask you twice to sign in and, even then, you fail to properly ...

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