I am beyond frustrated. I am a UK trained teacher and had a successful career teaching English/HoD/HoY, etc in the UK. I spent six years abroad during which time I worked as an AHT and then as a HT. Having now resettled in the UK, I just can't get a job, despite hundreds of tailored applications. In the various roles I've applied for, these are some of the comments I've been receiving: Headteacher roles: missing out to everyone it seems, with no particular reason, and assurances that I will "get a HT role soon" DHT/AHT applications - I'm over-qualified, and my strategic skills are more suited to a HT post!! HoD / English teacher applications - I'm not even getting interviews. I need a job and keep hearing about a recruitment crisis. Really? Any advice on what to do next would be really appreciated. At the moment, it looks as though my only way forward will be sadly to leave the teaching profession altogether.