Well Ive been - Ive done it - Im not sure how it went - how can you tell?
All I know is that there were over 100 applicants and I made the final 20 for interview - so thats good anyway!!
There were six of us there for interview all waiting in reception. The girls waiting round me were looking so nervous - I wondered if I looked the same. Then the cleaner came past 'Hi Elaine, how are you, have you finished your degree?' - I chatted to her. Then a teacher I knew came past, ' Hi Elaine - good luck!' - Then another teacher came past 'OOOH Elaine I need to tell you about Thursday!' - Well the girls all looked at me as if to say - well she is well in here then. But that is not the case - yes I am well in with the school - I do alot for them but I still had to be interviewed like everyone else and it was still nerve racking and hard and Im not sure if I did it or not!!
First of all we all went in together for a group interview - the Head told us all about the positions available - 5 apparently!! So 20 of us going for 5 jobs - Im in for a chance maybe!! The group interview was ok - everyone all so polite and that. We had to draw some pictures in three minutes that spoke about ourselves then we had to read them out. I quite enjoyed that bit.
Then we all went back into the staff room - then we were called one by one - I went last!! I spent most of the time reassuring the girls that were sat waiting that they would be ok and gave them interview tips!! Thats just me isnt it!! Blimey I might have even put them with an advantage!! Oh well I cant help helping people even when they are my competition.
My turn finally came and I found it quite daunting - questions thrown at me like bullets - these people that normally are so familiar and nice to me suddenly became like huge giants that had lots of power - the power to my future!! EEEEK Im not sure if I answered the questions right or not, Im not sure if I babbled or not? I cant even remember what I said most of the time - I just hope I was ok - the thing is they know me but I had to pretend they didnt know me and really sell myself - I hope I did! We wont know for about 4-5 days - so another waiting game!
All I can do now is wait!