I’ve applied for 6 humanities or history teaching jobs over the last two weeks and have been shortlisted for just two. While I accept that this is not unusual my increasing frustration at the treatment I receive during interviews this year is. Firstly, i’ve had my whole career dissected in front of me and been asked to ‘explain’ myself , regarding my last four posts as they were all short term. And then been told that I was an excellent candidate and that I was ‘appointable’ only to be passed over for a student who will be an NQT at the start of next year. I’m just curious to find out if other teachers have experienced this as this is the fourth time in as many years that I’ve been told I’m outstanding only to lose out for some ridiculous reason to an NQT. This time they claimed my lesson wasn’t as tight as theirs, while being told it was an outstanding lesson. There’s a shortage of teachers but I can’t seem to get my foot in the door because of what seems to be a cost cutting exercise. Has anyone else noticed this?