Hi all, I've just applied for my first job in four years, and I REALLY thought I had put together a strong application. I included an E.S., where I addressed all of the job spec' requirements and desirables with evidence. I made sure there were no typo's or empty boxes, and followed their instructions to the letter. I made specific reference to the school and how I could add specifically add to their Department as an English teacher currently teaching in a comparable school. Could it be my age that stopped me getting short-listed (I'm 37)? Or maybe the fact that I am already on M6 on the pay scale? Though I did state explicitly that I would be willing to negotiate pay for the right school. Any advice welcome!