I have been very lucky so far - I have been offered interviews with lots of temp contracts - I even had to withdraw as I was offered a post which will take me until the end of this academic year. However, I am still looking for a perm post and have sent off lots of applications, visited all the schools, yet I never, ever get shortlisted. Now I realise that the competition is probably more, but it is so disheartening when I just want to settle down in a school. I had a bad time in my only perm post I had and left with a CA, but this has not stopped me getting 2 short-term contracts since. I just want to get an interview - I have checked my forms against the advice you give and have had positive feedback from the applications I have made, but not getting anywhere. What else can I do to get shortlisted other than what has already been suggested?