Hi all, I'm a MFL teacher, who completed his NQT year in the UK. I'm gonna start my 2nd year of teaching in the same school in September. Ideally, I want to leave and teach abroad (China, Germany, not sure where yet) in the next few years, and the sooner the better. I know there is this "2 years of recent experience" rule to be able to get a job in a decent international school. My question is: Do these 2 years experience need to be finished by the time of applying to int. jobs or can I still apply while starting my 2nd year of teaching and it will still be counted as 2 years experience since I will have 2 years anyway by the time the int. job start? Hopefully someone can help me about this. Do I have any chance of securing a position if I start applying to good international schools through search associate in October - December this year (will be in my 2nd year of teaching), or should I wait and start my 3rd year of current teaching first? I tried to do some research on the forum but did not find a specific answer to that. Any thoughts/advice would be hugely appreciated.