Hello, I havent posted on TES before but I am in somewhat of a desperate state at present. I have been teaching secondary History for 2 years. I did my NQT year in an RE/History post then made the decision to leave this permanent post for a 1 year fixed term contract teaching History full time. There were many reasons for this decision and I know to those on the outside it probably looks very foolish but I am glad I did it as I have improved so much this year as a teacher and I have really enjoyed it. Sadly I have been on 13 interviews in my short career and I have come 'a close second' in 7 of these interviews and I am fed up. I have reached the point where I get no constructive feedback, I get told I did nothing wrong but they went for someone else. I know things are hard out there but I am seriously considering leaving teaching as it all seems a joke to me. I do not know what else I can possibly do to win first prize. I am really just ranting because I am overwhelmed with anger and disappointment. Any thoughts gratefully received.