Hi Theo, Do you know if there is any particular reason why some posts are only being advertised for just over a week before the closing date? I'm wondering if it is to avoid a high amount of applicants or if there is an internal candidate and they are just following procedure...? In my area, there has been 900 applicants for 1 maternity post in the past few weeks. What do we need to do to get to the top of that pile? Yes, I do follow the clickables. I just wondering what sort of things might make an NQT stand out against other NQTs/more experienced teachers... or is it just luck?