Sorry if this is in the wrong section. I have a good degree and graduated from university a year ago (3 year course). Since then, I've been trying very hard to get a job and keep losing out and have been a school's second choice on a number of occasions. I've been doing supply work to gain more teaching experience and voluntary work with kids too, as well as buying TES weekly, reading a lot, working very hard on my interview technique, etc. It's getting me down a bit because I know that I can be a good teacher, but there is just so much competition and not many jobs. I'm not giving up obviously. Whenever I've asked for interview feedback, it hasn't been helpful. They just said that the competition was very strong and that someone else had more experience. I loved going to university and being challenged and part of me really misses studying and having lectures. When I'm in interviews, a lot of the candidates are older than me (I'm 22) and PGCE students. What I am trying to work out is how to make myself shine in interviews and stand out, for the right reasons. I'm going to continue doing supply work from September and keep looking for a job. Do you think having a masters in education would make me a better teacher and improve my job prospects? What would the benefits of having a masters be? I've been considering doing a masters degree for a while now. I just want to make sure that it would be worth it and will keep working hard to improve the way I come across in interviews. What I really miss is being on placement and teaching every day. I hate just teaching the odd day here and there and I find teaching harder and less natural now than it was on placement. When I was doing it every day, I was inspired, got to know the kids really well and got really creative. It became a lot easier after a while. I feel less used to it now and it's frustrating. I may see if I can volunteer at a local school too. Maybe having someone to observe and assist will help me and give me a little bit more confidence. What do you think I should do please? I would really love to hear from teachers on here and really need some advice. Thanks.