June 12, 2008

Thought for Thursday - Interview Update

I was supposed to be contacted by yesterday if the school district wanted me to come in for a second interview. Since I didn't get a call or an email, I checked the website's job postings for the contact number and found the position had been "Reposted". So I called to find out what the status was at this point. The person in charge finally called me back late this afternoon to say they only had two people apply for the two positions and they didn't want to hire the other person. And, as they are trying to put together teams, they aren't offering jobs until they can interview some new people. However, if I have another position elsewhere that's been offered to me, then she would understand if I want to take it. Huh? Okay, she says, they want to set up teams by how compatible they think people will be together. In my head I'm still saying, "Huh?" but I say "Okay, I was checking to see if I was still a candidate", after all they said they'd be setting up second interviews by the 11th of June... Very strange. I could take it totally at face value and believe that they don't want to pull the trigger until they've determined who is available and all the teachers they're hiring (since they're hiring at least 4) are selected. Or I could go the negative vibe route and assume that they feel mediocre about me, but I'm all they've got and they don't want to settle too soon. Actually, I kind of understand that thinking only because I really didn't like the way the interview went, even though it wasn't awful. The reposting is for 5 days, so supposedly they'll know what they want to do by the end of next week. Hmmm... Well, I'm not going anywhere, but perhaps I should start making contingency plans.

4 comments:

Jdancer8 said...

I think it is poor communication on their part....TOTAL LAMESAUCE is what you were given as to what they were doing. Propper communications with candidates is a must especially because they could lose them so quickly....Id get some other plans in motion just as a back up...who knows sometimes ten times better could come along. Keep me posted

yenbar said...

WTF WEYRD!..Sounds like they have a half-assed way of going about getting things done. They don't don't deserve you if this is the way they do business.

citizen of the world said...

If their way of handling the job search is anything like how they run the place, it might be a blessing in disguise not to get it.

TheWeyrd1 said...

Yen, J and Citizen...thanks for your support! Yeah, my current boss says where she used to work they did the same type of thing too. She hated the group interviews and she didn't like it when someone wasn't told the truth about their status. She thinks, as I do, that they're hoping for better candidates, but they'll take me if no one else comes along. As I said, I didn't give an impressive interview. If I had, they might have said they believe they want to hire me, but have to interview a few more people for the other position and if by chance they end with more strong candidates than available positions, then the position would be based on the second interviews. But that would possibly cause them to lose a potential candidate when they already appear to have a potential shortfall. Of course, she already told me I'm not a strong candidate because she said if I had another pending position, she would understand if I took it instead. Gosh, I just love doublespeak!