I had my first interview of the season this morning at a local high school. YAY! I have another interview on Thursday (same district, middle school). I am a new teacher who has had another career and I don't know the etiquette of school hiring. Of course, there may be NO hiring of me at all but I have to consider what to do if I were offered a job and I'd appreciate input. A couple of questions: 1. Should I tell both principals that I'm interviewing at the other school even before I'm offered a job? (Today's principal said that a decision would be made early next week.) 2. If I am offered a job, is it okay to ask for time to think about it? (I will take either job--happily--but feel that if I've just had an interview, it would be polite at least to let the school that hasn't made their decision know about offer #1). 3. If I were lucky enough to get both offers at about the same time, how should I choose between middle school and high school teaching? I like both ages--I've regularly substituted in middle school and high schools but I don't have that strong age preference that I know more experienced teachers often have. Thanks, in advance, for your feedback. Keeping my fingers crossed for all the great teachers on this site!