I qualified in June last year, which I know isn't that long ago compared to some of the job seekers on these forums. I am still to secure a primary NQT post and have only managed to do 8 days of supply teaching since September. I've even been asked by my agencies if I will consider CS and TA work, which I have turned down on principle and because it will limit the amount of teaching experience I have to support job applications. I have also tried to gain some voluntary experience in schools, listening to readers etc, but none of the schools I have contacted - even though they advertise for help, have got back to me. I have tried getting involved in guiding and mentoring projects, but it has still not amounted to anything. I had a plan, which was to go back to the summer job that I did last year, which would be starting in March, however due to cuts, this job is now not available. At least this would have provided me with some income alongside supply teaching. I'm now in the process of finding another job due to having next to no money in my bank account, however, this probably won't be in education. Do I give up on the dream of teaching to pursue another career or struggle on through in the hope that a job will come up to start in September?