Executive Leadership

Your New School Might Not Be Right For You!

Building on last issue’s article on Acing the Leadership Interview, here we look at how sometimes the worst thing that can happen isn’t not getting a job you’ve applied for, but getting the wrong job. Jill Berry shows how you can avoid falling into that trap and what to do if you end up in a post that’s not right for you.

I worked out recently that, across my 30-year career in teaching and leadership, I had 21 interviews, from which I secured seven jobs, which means I was unsuccessful at interview twice as often as I was successful. In addition, there were many other posts for which I applied where I wasn’t called for interview.

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