Hi everyone, I know I'm not the only one but I've been feeling a bit down lately. I feel like my hope and positivity is slowly ebbing away. I spent the weekend feeling really depressed because I've seen most of my close friends on the PGCE get jobs immediately and subsequently ditch me. Not sure why but the feeling really hit me this weekend. I feel so out of the loop because they're constantly talking about school, their NQT year, observations etc. and they have stopped speaking to me because I have nothing to say. My PGCE graduation is in a few months but I doubt I'll even attend because I know what it will be like. Constant chat about their new school and how well they're getting on and it will make me feel even worse. I worked so hard on the course and I feel embarrassed that I haven't been able to secure a job while others seemed to have walked into one. I woke up to 2 new rejections this morning for maternity covers - one letter and one email. One of these particularly upset me as I had a car accident on the way to visiting one of them and ended up writing my car off. I phoned the school and explained and mentioned the situation in my application, explaining that I would have made the effort to visit, but they must have not taken this into account. I sent an executive summary and tailored my statement to the school but this did not work either. I can't afford a new car and I'm still upset about the whole situation as it has limited my ability to visit schools and attend interviews. It feels like one thing on top of another. However, on the bright side - I have a temporary Christmas job in a shop starting soon. It's not my dream job but it will get me off Jobseeker's and let me earn some money for a few weeks. I don't think it's my applications letting me down. I've had quite a few interviews since April (about 8) and I know I've been lucky as not very many jobs come up in my area. I get really good feedback but it's usually the same old story - lack of experience or they appoint someone who was there on placement. I try to stay positive but it's hard sometimes. Thanks for listening to me moan. Anyway, here is my question: I applied last school year (around May) for a maternity cover in KS1 at a local school. I visited and was shown around, thought I had made a good impression but was rejected - no letter or email, just didn't hear from them. There is now another job for KS1/2 - should I apply again? If so, should I mention that I visited last year and write what I liked about the school? I doubt I will be able to visit again due to the car/money situation. Thanks for any advice. Sorry to moan but I have been feeling down in the dumps recently.