I have fallen victim to internal candidates, "cheaper" candidates and even "too few candidates" when the school decided to re-advertise without interviewing the two of us who turned up. All of these after up to 400-mile round trips and without any guarantees of repaid expenses.
The whole procedure is a farce. For example, the head of my current school appoints students without interviewing - and even offers applicants jobs over the 'phone without meeting them. Elsewhere, heads are rigorously professional. How is this inconsistency possible?
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