10th July 2009 at 01:00

I committed interview suicide

Posted by Futurama2006

It was for an education job, but not in school. The panel were very, very rude. So I quickly came to the conclusion that I wasn't getting the job. As a parting shot, I left saying: "I look forward to hearing from you. Either through a phone call or a bog-standard rejection letter". I know it wasn't smart - but, at the time, it made me feel better.

Posted by mybabe

But sometimes you feel like you've totally ballsed up the interview and then you get the job . Happened to me last week - I thought I'd done a really bad interview, that the panel was quite tough and, as it turned out, I got a call telling me I'd got the job. So things can be quite deceptive sometimes, and if they appear to be tough or rude, it's maybe because they want to probe a bit deeper to be sure.

Posted by coffeekid

REAL suicide is flashing a peace sign and saying "Girl power!"

Posted by catmother

Is this what you did?

Posted by coffeekid

No! There was this programme I used to watch, Spaced, and one of the characters went for a fancy job working for some fashion magazine. Interview went appallingly, and on the way out of the room she did the girl power thing. Still makes me cringe when I think about it .

Posted by grunwald

Not the smartest move when there's barely a man in sight in our schools.

Posted by coffeekid

Are you primary, Grunwald? Every (secondary) school I've worked at has had at least a 5050 ratio of men and women teachers.

Posted by misterroy

My favourite response was: "Don't tell me - I know this one." I wasn't there but I heard about it after. I married her. They had asked her date of birth.

Posted by grunwald

I'm secondary. The malefemale ratio in my present school must be 3070 at least. I've also served under all-female SMT. I'm not complaining, mind you. Why would I? I didn't complain when I worked under an all-male SMT. To be honest, it's usually the women themselves who complain about bitchfests. A gender mix must be best.

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