To anyone who is looking for their first international post like me... How many jobs have you applied for so far? I've applied to about 30 and have not got a sniff and feeling like it won't happen I'm reasonably open minded about locations (Middle East, Asia including China). I've even seen jobs I've applied for extend their closing dates. I'm on Search Associates and I've been told by them that CV, bio and references are good. Anyone else feeling like this? I have 10 years experience in the UK and my students got excellent (above national average) GCSE results last year.