Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Goldsmiths

I GOT AN INTERVIEW!

Now, I know that doesn't mean that I've got a place... But, hell yeah! I GOT AN INTERVIEW! The bad news is that it's next Wednesday and that is rather soon. But I've been preparing for this bad boy for half my life so I'm not panicking.

I'm just not sure how publicly I should make known it at work. Charlotte had an interview for Warwick last year and told everyone about it... Then she didn't get it (I hasten to add; not because she's particularly useless but, I think, because she didn't apply until there were no places left). It meant that everyone at school kept asking if she'd heard back and she eventually had to let the whole staff population know her depressing news.

So... I want to tell people, because I want to pick their brains and ask them to write glorious references, but I don't want to have to tell them if I don't get it. I guess I'll just have to make sure I do myself proud, eh?

4 comments:

cynicalscribble said...

oooh congratulations on the interview! I'm sure you'll do yourself proud :)

bluesoup said...

Congratulations my dear, very well done!

"The bad news is that it's next Wednesday and that is rather soon. But I've been preparing for this bad boy for half my life so I'm not panicking."

Don't worry about it being soon - I often think that is better than it being ages away. You don't have so much time to fret over it and get worked up with worry. You don't have the time to run possible question and answers in your head or guess at how conversations might flow. While this may be beneficial, I always find that I start to script particular answers to particular questions and lose the essence of who I am through it.

The interview is near enough that you will be just you, and that is what they need to see.

Teaching is in your heart, and that's all you need.

Very best of luck with it.

chocoholiclola said...

Congratulations and good luck!

rosiewishes. said...

Cynic - thank you!! Fingers crossed (again) eh?

Blue - I think I agree... I work better under pressure anyway, although I've got just enough time to read over a few bits and bobs I think might come up! Thanks for the luck.

Laura - Thank yoooou!