Hi, I've recently started applying for jobs in London and the whole process is so hard and rather demoralising! I feel like I will never get a job! The first one I applied for, never got back to an enquiry e mail, never acknowledged my application then re-advertised about 3 weeks later! I called, left message as no answer and not heard a thing since. Something felt wrong so haven't re-applied. Next one said if you don't hear within 7 days you've been un-successful, I now have about 1.5 days left and heard nothing. Sent another one of this morning after spending about 4 hours plus completing all the forms and just don't know what to think. I just feel that it's so hard to sell myself of paper to even get a look in, I know that I am capable of the jobs but I just don't know how to 'get in there'. I've tried to make the opening and ending of the personal statement as intriguing as possible, but I still don't know if this is right! Is it ok to contact a school if you don't get shortlisted? Just to ask for feedback about my application and get advice? I just feel like I'm in the dark and am sending these things out and not having any idea about what is right or wrong! I'm re-locating to London from a rural area so don't know if they are judging me on that too...it's all too much!! Help!