I'm touched that you should think of me, but really I cannot make thisd ecision for you! You need to bear in mind: how many other jobs in your subject or age group there have been and therefore are likely to be; how likely you are to be able to get an interview and then a job; how you could cope financially without a job; if you need to do your NQT induction - the longer you leave this the harder it gets. Now people have handed in their notice for September on 31 May, there will be a flurry of jobs that need to be filled, and only those not in permanent employment can apply. So there will be more jobs, and you will have as good chance, but no guarantees, of course. Try driving the route to this school in rush hour, by the way, if there's a day that you're free. And do the best possible application if you decide to apply elsewhere. Make sure that you open the Welcome thread and read the shortlisting clickables inside, to get advice that has really helped othet posters. The benefit of an executive summary Dear Theo: Executive summary works- I have an interview taking Theo's Advice Best of luck! Best of luck. _____________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate. New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June. www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates! A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June. www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars E-mail Julia on firstname.lastname@example.org for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!