Hi good folks of Jobseeking, first time posting in this particular corner of TES. I'm looking for some very general advice. Firstly, background. I was made redundant 2 years ago, rehired 50:50 specialist and non-specialist subject, then made redundant again on 3 days a week in a non-specialist subject (which I did a part time PGCE in, because, well, I'm quite keen to be good at my job!). Since the first rumblings of redundancties in my dept. arrived I've been appliying for jobs, so this started nearly 3 years ago. I've filled out loads of forms, and been advised my covering statement etc. is pretty good, and I guess a just under 50% hit rate for getting interviews from applications isn't awful. However, I've yet to get past a morning cut, every time I'm sent home before the formal interviews. One or two of my interviews I can hold my hands up and say the lesson wasn't great, these things happen, move on, but I feel I must be missing something important, and I have no idea where to start in terms of fixing this. I've asked for feedback, and mostly it's been very vague (one places only criticism was I didn't play an instrument during the lesson, which I did, but they left half way through!). For the record, I tend to get 'goods' in formal inspections. If it helps, the jobs have been a mixture of main scale (which I don't seem to get interviews for, perhaps as I'm at UPS1 now) and HODs. Sorry for the ranty layout, I'm just at my wits end on where to go from here, and I'm considering packing in teaching entirely, if I could just find another job with my skillset. Thanks for listening/reading, I guess in summary I'm looking for advice on where I should start deconstructing my lessons and improving.