I have now had 12 interviews since completing my NQT year in March. I am relocating so they are in various areas across the Midlands. The interviews were from 14 applications and I've been told I have a strong application-the executive summary works! Feedback from interviews has always been that I have the strongest/ an outstanding lesson and answered interview questions well. Reason for not getting the posts has ranged from 'pipped to the post', 'not confident enough in the interview' 'confident but not demonstrating passion/enthusiasm/someone else fitted our team better'. All of my interviews have been for permanent posts and I have been the most experienced at all the interviews.All over candidates have been PGCE students. I am getting concerned that there is something they are not telling me! I always speak to staff/children and spend time in classrooms, I sell myself at interview and show a folder of things I have done...... One head said I had a slightly more reserved personality than what they were looking for and the right school would come along. I'm really struggling to pick myself up each time at the moment- I feel as if there is nothing I can do to improve my chances. Anyway rant over, thankyou to anyone that reads this, I'm going to try to make a start on more applications tomorrow. Good luck to anyone else looking for a post!