I have sent off countless job applications (I really have lost count now!) and not a single one has resulted in an interview. I am beginning to despair of ever getting a job. I don't know what I am doing wrong, but I have a feeling it might have something to do with my unconventional employment history... After my PGCE I worked at an international school in France for two years. When I returned to the UK in 2007 it was to do an MA in European Classical Acting, having decided I no longer wanted to teach and that I would give acting a go. After the MA, I enrolled with a few supply agencies with the intention of supply-teaching alongside my acting work. Between October 2008 and July 2010 I worked as a day-to-day supply teacher on and off and did two consecutive long-term teaching jobs (September 09 to February 10 then March 10 to July 10). After the second long-term job, I stopped supply teaching for a year to concentrate solely on acting (and because I was no longer allowed to do day-to-day supply having exceeded the 16-month limit for teachers who have yet to complete their statutory induction). I returned to teaching in September of last year for a term-long maternity cover post (which I was allowed to do because it contributed to my induction). I am not currently in any school, having finished the maternity cover in January. If you're still with me, thanks for your patience. Here comes my question. It has been suggested to me that employers are not interested in me because my employment history, short-term school jobs interspersed with acting, makes me look like an unreliable job-hopper. If this is true, I really don't know how to get around it. I really, really want to get back into teaching. I realized at my last post what a terrible mistake I made ever leaving the profession and that I'm a really good teacher, when given the chance. Has anyone got any ideas about how I can put a positive spin on my employment history? I am absolutely at my wits' end and I don't know what to do.