For the third time in 2 years I find myself job hunting, and yet again I find myself up against NQT's and M1's. Interviews seem to end up the same: good answers, good lesson but we are not going to offer you the job. With all the budget cuts schools are experiencing I am not too surprised but when will this problem stop? Are we going to end up in a situation where all but SMT are new-ish to the profession and life ends once you have been teaching for over 4 years? I am at a loss as to what to do. I am not in an area where there are too many tricky schools where less people want to apply for jobs and although I will wage war on the battle to find supply work there seems very little of it around here and most is covered by 'in house staff'. Sorry, this has turned into a rant, but really I just need some words of encouragement that M6 does not spell the end of my career.