Just thought i would write this as i know how stressful being an NQT can be and some people are not always fortunate enough to land a job right away. After completing university in 08 i spent 2 years supply teaching (hating every minute) i felt really down as i was desperate for a job, i felt like i had failed everybody and the pressure for me to find a job was awful it totally changed my personality, i didn't even gain one interview after handing out seriously over 100 applications!! Its the most horrible feeling, while your friends are now in their second year of teaching and your still supply teaching!! I a post eventually came up at a school i had done lot's of supply (a school i actually enjoyed going to!) i applied and gained the job for September 2010. This week i have completed all of my NQT paperwork and been made to a permanent member of staff. For those struggling, i know how hard things can get and people don't realise what you go through. I truly believe that i went through the awful 2 years because i belong at the school where i am now, keep going someone will give you a chance.