I recently graduated with a Masters in Primary Teaching from Western Sydney University and for a few months I've been a K-6 casual primary teacher in Sydney's south-west (around 40 paid days so far, the work really dried up at the end of November). I've applied for many temporary and permanent opportunities in Sydney with no luck. I've since applied for a few temporary opportunities in the NSW countryside (I applied around the xmas period). Along with my masters, I also have a Graduate Teaching Certificate for TESOL (before my masters I taught ESL in South Korea and China for around 4 years, some of that period was in public schools however I was more of a guest teacher who didn't have grading or other tasks to do). While I'm grateful to have received some casual work, I can't stand having to work in different schools almost everyday; along with making me anxious and sometimes being not told anything, I just feel stuck in regards to teacher development (and compiling AITSL evidence to reach proficient status with NESA). I'd consider going overseas again however I feel that ESL and possibly international school work will be a waste of time if I was ever to apply for jobs back home in the future (I'm from Sydney). I feel like my ESL experience was a complete waste of time and that my TESOL certificate (from UTS in Sydney) may also not count as a useful qualification for EALD teaching work. I was just wondering for any readers how long did it take for you to get temporary/permanent work (and if so, did you move far away)? Is there still a lot of competition for rural/remote positions (I'm guessing it's less competition compared to Sydney but I wonder what the chances of an interview is)? Were you able to get work back in your hometown after working in a rural/remote environment? If you worked in the country or overseas, did you have to teach multiple stages/grades at once? If you moved to the country, how often could you return to your hometown (I just want to know as I live with my girlfriend, I hope that if I move it's temporary)? I'm sorry if I sound like I'm rambling on, I'm just hoping to find a teaching position that's not casual for next year. I look forward to hearing your experiences.