Hi everyone, first time poster here. I've been reading some of the recent threads -- thanks so much for the wealth of info to the regular posters. I am hoping you could answer a question to help me with strategising for the job search. After attending the TES fair last Saturday, I wanted to ask for your advice about the time line of the hiring season for international schools. I've had a few interviews and already got one offer, but since this is my first rodeo, I want to pace myself and see what's the best package I could get. I am assuming that the top schools have already had their pick of the litter, so essentially the question is - how much longer do I have to apply and interview for decent first-post schools? I've just sent off my application to S.A. and I've been trawling through the postings on TES as well. Planning to attend the hiring fairs in March... unless that's too late and I should lock something in earlier. For context: I'm Canadian, single, halfway through my NQT as a secondary English teacher. I've got about 4-5 years of full time experience teaching EAL in Asia, but all of that was pre-QTS. I wouldn't mind staying in the UK for my NQT+1 but the only reason I came here in the first place was to get certified and leave as quickly as possible. So unless there's am immense benefit to yet another year at a state school, I'd rather not have to spend another 195 days in the trenches. Also, as a side question, I've applied for the HK NET scheme. If I manage to get a post with them, would it count as solid teaching experience for international schools down the road?