Hi, I just wanted to put something a bit more positive on here. I qualified in 2008 in primary, all my friends from uni have either got a job or given up. Since early 2009 I have been doing supply, I've been very lucky and I usually work 3 or 4 days a week. I started off being scared of supply, not being able to sleep and dreading the early morning wake up call. Since then I have learnt to love it and know that I can manage (and have managed) alot of different and difficult situations! Since I qualified I've sent out around 150 applications, around the country, any year, any school and got the total of 4 interviews. I had my letter checked over a number of times by a number of different people including heads and governors and told it was great. I've had jobs come up where the school asks for me when they need supply and yet they never even picked me for an interview, I;ve even had to cover for people on interview days when I've applied for the job. My extension for supply ends in mid July and I have started to send out applications for TA jobs and thinking of other possible careers instead of teaching. However, finally I have secured a full time job! It is a maternity cover so I'll probably be back here in 12months, but I can't wait to have my own class and know where I'm going to be. I can't actually wait to spend my weekends planning and laminating resources. I just wanted to share my story as I know that I felt very down sometimes and couldn't see where my life was going and it always helped me reading about people who were in a similar situation and had got a job. I hope this gives someone hope and that there is a light at the end of a tunnel. Thank you for everyones help and advice. Anymore positive stories?