I had an interview on Friday for a job I really, really want. It was for a Director of Ed position for a private, Christian school. I think it went okay, but I am sure I won't get the job. I always feel like my interviews go well and then I always get the "no thanks" in the end. I felt like I answered everything they asked pretty well. The only things I felt odd about were the following: *They asked me how I'd lay out a time line in the next month, 3 months, 6 months etc....I answered as best I could without any info on the school other than what I had been able to research online. I discussed making sure the new kindergarten program was on track curriculum wise to ensure the children are being prepared to enter first grade etc.. (the school is Preschool thru K) I also talked about making sure the budget was on track too. I talked about making sure the staff had time to get to know me and visa versa the first few weeks and finding out where they felt the strong/weak areas were in the school. The lady who asked it said it was a good answer since they hadn't provided me with any info on where the school stood currently, but I just felt stupid trying to answer it. I think I failed to answer well. *One committee member asked why I finished my education so late in life. First time, in all of my teaching career life, I've ever been asked to explain that. I explained that I was in college when my hubby and I got married and we moved to a new state. Due to different state wide regulations, I ended up having to go back and do almost an entire set of core classes required when I enrolled in to college in the new state. It set me back a year almost before I could move on to my major classes. I also explained how when we had our first child I got put on bed rest and had to take a medical leave and then my hubby lost his job when the IT industry tanked and how I went back to work full time to make ends meet until he thankfully got a new job a year later. I then explained that I went back to school and completed my BS and then my M.Ed degree while working full time and with two small children because it was something important for me to do for my family. Again, they nodded and smiled...but I feel like they judged me for it and it will cost me the job. I don't really understand why finishing school later on in life would be a big deal, but I guess it was to one lady. So now I sit and wait for the inevitable rejection I guess. They said they hoped to make a decision by end of the month because the staff is very anxious to get to know the new director before school begins in August and the old director would like to be able to spend about 2 weeks with the new person before she leaves. I am trying to prepare myself for either a two second email, or letter in the mail, telling me they chose someone else....or more likely I'll never hear another word from anyone. I'm just so depressed and feel like I totally blew it. I really wanted this job. After seven interviews so far that have all been failures, I just no longer have any confidence left. Just feel like I've been kicked over and over again and will continue to be kicked to the curb. This was likely my last hope for a job this fall.No more interviews lined up and job postings are becoming fewer and far between in my area as the summer goes on since pre planning begins in just over a month for teachers.