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3 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

Go on @Monkee!!!! Congrats and keep it COYS

Met Hugo yesterday. He’s so lovely! Wanted to get a photo but he was being pulled from pillar to post doing interviews and stuff. Jenna was very cool though, chatted to her about the hospice for ages and got a photo. We might get the full women’s team up for a tour sometime too. COYS indeed!

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Any freelance graphic designers looking for some ongoing piece/project work? The charity I work for is looking to expand its team of designers and I know we have some on here so thought I'd reach out.

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Went for a post PGCE job interview today to be told essentially my lesson wasn't good enough for the ability they need and that my content isn't strong enough to teach. 

Which is great when I've been placed in a grammar school with much higher ability students than this job for my new placement and I don't think I have the ability to teach that now. 

Nothing like having your confidence in everything you've been doing absolutely demolished in the first month in 2020 and being in a school and university that seemingly is setting you up to fail because they know you can talk but struggle with the background. 

Needed to ramble here as all my teacher friends are doing the stereotypical "it'll be better next time" now they've all landed their post degree jobs. 

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2 hours ago, Shy Dad said:

Went for a post PGCE job interview today to be told essentially my lesson wasn't good enough for the ability they need and that my content isn't strong enough to teach. 

Which is great when I've been placed in a grammar school with much higher ability students than this job for my new placement and I don't think I have the ability to teach that now. 

Nothing like having your confidence in everything you've been doing absolutely demolished in the first month in 2020 and being in a school and university that seemingly is setting you up to fail because they know you can talk but struggle with the background. 

Needed to ramble here as all my teacher friends are doing the stereotypical "it'll be better next time" now they've all landed their post degree jobs. 

Interviews are learning experiences as much as they are job opportunities. If you got this post then there would be 20 others feeling how you do now.  I know nothing about teaching but it sounds like they’ve given you some constructive feedback which is more than most get from an interview. It’s a big ask but try not to beat yourself up about it, use what they’ve said, apply it and go in to your next round of interviews/applications more confident and better prepared. You’ve come through far worse than one knock back from an interview. 

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2 hours ago, Shy Dad said:

Went for a post PGCE job interview today to be told essentially my lesson wasn't good enough for the ability they need and that my content isn't strong enough to teach. 

Which is great when I've been placed in a grammar school with much higher ability students than this job for my new placement and I don't think I have the ability to teach that now.

Use that next placement to build yourself up, because even if you don't feel like you can do it now the placement is there to help you get there.  Also, places will still be hiring into the summer term once those Easter resignations go in.

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3 hours ago, Rey_Piste said:

So in the post a pic thread I posted a fully shaved photo of myself and the reason for this is I have an interview tomorrow. The job is managerial, so I am having to at least turn up looking fairly presentable.

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Had an interview today for a job in the civil service. I knew straight away from reading the job description, and from my previous experience before I got stuck in a rut working nights in Tesco for almost nine fucking years that I could absolutely do this job with the Land Registry.

Walked into the interview to a panel of three people and all my prepping may as well have gone out the window. Tripping over my words and not giving detailed enough answers to certain scenarios, I could feel myself going red in the face as I stumbled my way through three quarters of the interview.

Of course, on the way back home, I'm calling myself a dickhead and asking myself why didn't I answer so and so in a certain way. I can prep for weeks but as soon as I'm sat face to face with the interviewer, my mind goes completely blank. In a previous life, I used to recruit and interview people so you think I'd know better.

Fucking bollocks.

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If you just need a change of scenery for a bit, I know jobs at Alton Towers and places like that have a boarding option, include a fair amount of walking, and there are loads of different roles for different skill sets.... a lot of them are seasonal, but the season will be starting shortly so i'm sure they will be recruiting :)

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22 minutes ago, gmoney said:

School caretaker jobs are sometimes live in, or they used to be. Oil rig? Not much scope for walking. 

He could take up swimming.

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