Feeling really depressed about not having a job, not sure were I am going wrong or if there are just surplus science/biology teachers this year. I am now considering taking a gap year and teaching English abroad, working on my A-level chemistry before coming back and trying again next year, at least that way I can make a living and have a purpose. I started applying a little late in around mid June but still got at least about 10 good applications in. It is very discouraging to spend days writing a bespoke letter of application only to not even get so much as an interview. My uni tutors even said my applications were strong. I am starting to wonder if my references are not good, I had a tough school and a mentor that scarcely did any mentoring at all Are there many other science/biology teachers out there without jobs? On my PGCE course almost all the chemists and physicists got jobs were as most of the biologists did not. I really can't bare to sit around waiting for the phone to ring offering supply work.