I had an interview with a principal this week, for two potential jobs. It was the most relaxed, fun interview I've ever had, and the principal was incredibly nice and welcoming. However, my heart broke when she described the jobs (part time, no benefits). When she asked if I was interested in either, I told the truth - that one of them sounded great and I would be interested, but I needed a job with benefits. I said I would think it over and let her know if I truly wasn't interested by next week, but she seemed to know that I wouldn't be able to take either job if they were offered. She looked a bit disappointed when I told her this, but the interview continued, and we continued talking about professional things, with a bit of casual conversation mixed it at times. At the end, she still made copies of my certification and asked for my references. She even took the time to ask who each person was and wrote down who they were and where they worked. I left feeling happy to have had a great experience, but sad because neither job was right for me. However, I have told a few people about what happened after I told her about my situation, and they still got excited, they seem to think it's a really good sign that she still wanted my references and that she asked about them. I don't want to get my hopes up, but what do you all think? Good sign? Just being nice? I've never had this happen to me before, usually if the job isn't a fit for me, the interview ends shortly after with a polite handshake. Any thoughts are appreciated.