Hi, I am a qualified French teacher without a job. I was going to say 'newly qualified' but I finished my PGCE in July 2010. I had three interviews since I qualified. I did not manage to secure a job. I did some supply work, on a day-to-day basis, but with the budget cuts I got less and less work. I had to take a job as bar staff to pay the bills. My teaching practice seems so far away now, I had an interview last week for a teaching job and I didn't get it. I was not confident enough, not in the classroom, it felt so weird to be back in a classroom after so long, nor during the interview. I don't know what to do. Is there any refresher courses? What are my options? How does it work if I want to apply for a position in a private school? Should I apply for jobs as an unqualified teacher or T.A? I am stuck in this vicious circle I have no experience, no experience, no job, no job, no NQT year.... am I going to be bar staff for the rest of my life?