I think Brookey has just made a really good point (God, how patronising!). Although I am sure it does not apply to people here, I do know others who are hanging out for their dream job and are unwilling to lower their sights. When I got my PGCE in the '90s, the economy was in the toilet and there were few teaching jobs. In only one week in the year was there a separate jobs section in the TES, and that was the only week there was more than one page of music ads. The schools I was looking at wanted the assistant to have "outstanding keyboard skills" and with the best will in the world my puny piano skills were not going to win me any jobs in those schools. I lowered my sights, and on the last Thursday in July I got a 3 days a week job in a boys comp. I did four years in two schools which I would not have dreamed of teaching at during my PGCE year. The skills I picked up at these schools made me much more marketable and I was then fortunate to get my 'dream' job. I'm still at that school, 8 years later, and still happy to go to work (almost) every morning. What's for you doesn't miss you, as my grandmother used to say. Hang in there!