I have no problem getting interviews. My CV is clearly strong and I have just finished my PGCE at one of the most respected institutions in the country. But my lesson/interview keeps letting me down. It's partly nerves and partly inexperience in teaching itself, I think (in one interview I was told to do something that I had been strongly told not to do by my tutor which says something about my tutor but hey-ho!). Obviously no-one can give me any adequate advice on how to suddenly become a stronger teacher on this sort of forum but does anyone have any general advice on interviewing better? Also, with the summer coming up, clearly time is running short. Can anyone suggest other jobs I could apply for which might increase my chances of getting a teaching job (my subject is English) for either December or next September? I'm worried that schools will see that I havent been working in schools for a year despite finishing a PGCE and draw conclusions from that - what can I do to "soften" this blow?