Didn't get the job today because of my lesson observation. All time new low. I have been qualified for 2 years. Love my job. I get good results and Ofsted said I was good. I know I'm not outstanding yet but I know I'm imporving. Unfortunately you seem to need to be superhuman to get a teaching job. I've managed two temporary jobs covering secondments but I can't get that permanent job I need. How can I improve as a teacher if I have to go back to supply? (especially when there isn't any) My collegues who've been at the same school for ten to fifteen years do not know how lucky they are. There seems to be very few people who realise how fierce competition for teaching jobs is. Last week I was shortlisted from 300. Yes that's a great achievment but I will still be unemployed in a few months. I would like to break this cycle of applying for jobs and get on with my life. Anyone else?