Hi all - I've had a search through the forum but since the changeover, I'm struggling a bit! I'm a secondary teacher, on my second year at current school, 8th year overall. I believe the time has come for me to leave teaching. What I'm struggling with is the practical side of things... Obviously I have to give notice, and would ideally like to do so in October to leave at Christmas. However, how does one go about applying for other jobs in the meantime? I imagine most non-education employers would expect an applicant to need to give a month's notice, max, not the two I will have given. Do I simply wait and start applying in December? Additionally, my only real experience is teaching. I had part time jobs to support uni, and worked in a call centre full time to fund a post-undergrad gap year... But since then, it's only teaching. I fear I am unqualified for anything, and a little on the scrap heap at the grand old age of 30-something. Nobody is going to want a new employee with zero experience, or at least want to pay them a salary which I can reasonably accept I'm on the edge, here. Just holding on. I'm on some pretty epic ADs and my doctor is gagging to sign me off. Leaving really does seem to be my only option.