I haven't posted much recently - that doesn't mean I haven't read the posts though, and I'm really happy for all of those who have got a job to start in January now! It's good to know that some people manage to secure a teaching job even after quite a number of interviews. I've had two interviews in the last three weeks, and still have no job, in spite of some excellent feedback about interview answers and lessons, so have been feeling quite upset. I think I'm losing my confidence, which is not helped by the knowledge that one of my references is okish rather than glowing (my first one is great but the more recent one seems to matter more). And I think it's vital to appear confident.... However, I have just put my Christmas tree up and danced with my husband to the Pogues and Slade, and feeling much happier and positive now. I just wanted to say to everybody: Happy Christmas and a very Happy New Year (including that elusive teaching job in a lovely school)!