Well it is May 12th, 2012 now and with the School year fast approaching its end (The last of the 3 way parent/student consultations completed....*I still cannot believe how I managed 28 back to back 20 minute consultations without a single break...7:40am to 5:00pm*) My wife and I still find ourselves without a job for next year. It was all looking so different in December 2011. At that time I?d just flown back from an interview in Dubai and having been told the package, I had verbally agreed a contract. Then the wait. 2 and a half months later, and after my wife now having had an interview with the same British School in Dubai, the contract finally arrived. Totally different package. Giving them a call to tell them about the mix up, we were told that the Head teacher had made a mistake in the interviews, and that she had been talking about the package in her old school. The new contract was unacceptable, as was the attitude that it was our fault that we were not flexible! So with most of the Search Fairs now finished or booked up and it being the end of February 2012, we began the search again. So here we are in May 12th 2012. We have applied for loads of schools (must be nearly 30 now); we have heard back from a pitiful 2?.we didn?t get those because of a lack of PYP experience. Now at this point you may be thinking??Ohh poor young?not long ago NQT!? Well let?s fill in some blanks. Me 13 years as a teacher. 2 international stints (Spain and current my current school being a very prestigious Bangkok School) I have been AHOY I have been head of a 5 form entry Art and DT department (Middle School) 7 Super references on Search Associates PGCE, BA Hons, BTEC HND to name a few Bang up to date professional development I have worked with every age range from Reception to Year 8 I?m currently in Year 5 *last 2 years, and prior to that worked in Year 6 for 2 years at my current Bangkok School. Hardly a day off in 7 years. The Search Associates rep has said that my CV is great. Experience with IB, IPC, British National Curriculum My wife similarly qualified. 9 Years teaching. Headed up Humanities in her last Primary school. Is a SMART board certified trainer. Has taught in most year groups as well. So we keep sending off applications and we still keep getting ignored. My colleagues can?t believe it, my students parents can?t believe it?. and I just don?t know what else we need to do. Some things to remember. 1) We are looking on multiple sites (Tes, Search etc) 2) I?m 38 so far from past it?and with most schools entry level cut off for pay, my 13 years teaching often puts me on par with those people with just 6! 3) Our initial picky school requirements have been shelved?.we are applying all over the world (with some dangerous country exceptions) 4) No children for me and the wife, so no dependents. 5) We are British. Sorry for the rant?but it?s nice to just get it off your chest now and again!