Hint for next time you post: better to keep it a tad shorter, lots of people would give up reading . . . I shouldn't put much store by feedback; people just want to say something that they can justify, so lack of experience is what they tell you. Feedback is pretty useless in most cases, although you occasionally get the odd helpful bit. After all, they thought you had enough experience to shortlist you. Point 1 Are you getting notification of all possible jobs? Do several JobAlerts here on the TES Forum, for all your subjects, and then repeat them all for the independent schools. Point 2 Are you following the advice in the shortlisting clickables inside the Welcome thread? Lots of posters have found it gets them interviews - and jobs. Headteachers say that they appreciate candidates who do what I advise. Please take Theo's advice! taking Theo's Advice The benefit of an executive summary read theo's advice and do the executive summary people, it really does work, seriously!!!! Dear Theo: Executive summary works- I have an interview Point 3 Are you making the most of all the advantages that come from doing supply? Some applicants tend to be apologetic about supply; you should present it as a positive. Dear Theo- work history too bitty and too much supply- help! Point 4 Have you tried doing an interview practice with someone who will give you blunt feedback? You might, for example, being doing something quite simple, like screwing up your face in a glare when you are conisdering an answer, which can be very off-putting. And which a school is unlikely to tell you about. Point 5 And finally, if all has failed because you are already doing all this, then you should be thinking of getting on a train to come to the seminars on Sunday 26 June. www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com Going to a seminar has worked for many posters Dear Theo.....I got the job!!!!! Good 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!