It’s all in the title, really. I’ve recently quit my PGCE and am struggling to find a job in my previous industry despite loads of experience. I suspect it’s because a) the PGCE is so far removed from what I used to do before, employers are likely confused why I even went there and b) quitting never looks good. I understand it must look to them like I’ve been having this steady, stable career - then for whatever reason made an unpredictable sideways lunge to briefly dance with the unicorns - and now want back to sanity, but sanity won’t have me. My old job would probably have me back as they know I’ve been wanting to teach for quite a while and it would make sense to them that I tried it and decided it wasn’t for me. However, there is a reason I left that job and I don’t see myself going back. Problem: quitting your PGCE isn’t as easy to explain to potential employers. I’m not ever sure how to address it in my cover letter, let alone during the actual interview. Not that I actually scored any interviews. They probably see my unfinished PGCE and run. Leaving it out is not an option as otherwise it’s a huge gap that I’d have to lie to cover, and I’m not a good liar. So, fellow quitters. How did you address it with your future employers? How did you approach it in your cover letter? I’m lost as nothing I’ve tried seems to have worked.