Do you ask for feedback if you're unsuccessful? Just a pondering really, I've got into the habit of asking everytime it's clear I've not obtained an interview and to be honest I'm totally fed up. So far this year I've been told my philosophy education isn't clear - although my opening line details it VERY clearly! I've also been told I don't tell the school what I can do for them, erm, I examplify my good points/skills/experiences and explain how I'd use them in the classroom/school. The best feedback I've had so far started 'Your application was one of 75, does that say it all?' The person giving the feedback was lovely, but that's all they could hold up as feedback - my letter is strong, my experiences good, but in this case I'm just not experienced enough, where as all other feeedback I'have had the school has employed an NQT. I'm at a loss, just ranting here really. So far in the 6/8 weeks since Feb 1/2 term I've applied for 30+ jobs, in my specialism and second subject and guess how many interviews I've had - YEP! NONE! Even by my reckoning those are poor odds, but as Theo has pointed out in another thread there are 100s chasing 10s of jobs. I'm disheartened and don't know what to do, leave teaching? perservere? supply? I'm seriously considering rewriting my letter to be a simple 'Dear Headteacher. I am a good teacher, invite me to interview and see me practice my philosophy of education in your classroom. I allow my work to speak for itself which is why I can't articulate it in a letter. Oh and I know I'm MPS6 but that brings experience and skills an NQT just doesn't have. Yours sincerely, Clarys.' Would this approach work or will the HT ring me to laugh at me?