I was recently told that my contract will not be renewed and I will be without a job as of the end of December. I've been on extended probation for around 6/7 months and have been struggling to deal with the workload and stress in trying to keep my job. I thought this would be a good time to reassess my career choice as I love reading and sharing information and am comfortable working with children (11-16). However, with teaching I feel like I sink too much time and emotional effort for very little job satisfaction/praise (which I realise now is something I need in a job to keep being motivated). I know this might seem childish or premature but I'm under 25 and teaching was a career I was guided into as I didn't know what else to do or where else to look. I'm limited by my location (Basildon, Essex), money (aiming for between £22,000-£32,000+), and lack of experience (so it's basically a walk in the park - ha ha ): A year and a term at an Independent school teaching English. A year at a State school teaching English. A PGCE in Secondary English (11-16). A 2.1 English & Education degree from a top 5 university in the UK. What careers would you suggest? How could I gain experience/appropriate training in those areas?