Dear Theo, I am completely disheartened. I have been applying for jobs since January and I'm not even getting interviews. I left work a couple of years ago as I had just had a baby and my husband's job meant we had to relocate. I handed in my notice, foolishly believing that I would be able to get another job quickly. However, I decided to wait as a year ago I fell pregnant again and didn't want to look before I had my second child. It is really getting to me. I was a Second in Department at my last school and a really good teacher. Now I feel like rubbish. Agencies don't even bother calling me back. I know that I am expensive as I am on UPS2. As well as this I am applying for main scale jobs rather than ones with responsibility. Also, I haven't stepped in the classroom for two years (although I have been tutoring, writing and examining). What do you think I should do to give myself a chance? I called the Return to Teaching helpline and they have suggesting voluntary observations, as the Returners course has now been scrapped. The only problem is we are running out of cash and have two little babies to feed. Thanks Theo, I really appreciate your help.