I've been qualified to teach primary for 3 years now and I'm worried that I'm damaging my record by not taking permanent jobs and "working up the ladder". During my degree, and researching for my thesis the reasons for teachers leaving the profession en masse, I decided that I wouldn't go into any school and any job just for experience, I wanted to find a place where I can put all of the theory properly into practice. However - here's the issue .. amongst the thousands of 'outstanding' schools around the UK, I've found it near impossible to find one that I believe in. Moreover, I've spoken to so many more experienced teachers who have completely given up on the search and have the mindset that we all just have to deal with what we get. So, in my hopes to find an inspiring workplace I decided to supply for a while and avoid forcing myself into an uncomfortable position. I had in mind that I would branch out from the UK where politics and beuraceacy quickly stamps out the spark in new teachers and decided to look overseas to find alternative curricula in international schools. As expected perhaps, not everything was solved just by moving away and I happened to have the worst experience yet in an international school in Italy, so I left for the sake of my principles, my development and mostly, my mental health and took a long term supply position back home. The school was fine but scattered with all the same downsides as I wanted to avoid so although offered a permanent role, I left at the end of the contract. Skip a little of the same and I get to now: I have 3 years of sporadic experience in different cities and countries alongside summer work teaching English with language schools abroad and a strong conviction for holistic learning. I've decided to look for schools teaching the IB curriculum because it's close to my philosophy but without much luck. Is it due to my track record of spending so little time in schools? Am I giving off the wrong impression? A recent interview for an international school felt more like an interrogation on why I'm fickle and naive, the HT didn't hold back on telling me what he thought of my pesky 3 months in the last international school. I'm worried that I'm approaching everything in the wrong way and I'm going to fall into a cycle of having to move back to my hometown and struggle financially in supply teaching. Is there a more efficient way of doing this or has anyone found themselves a way out of a similar rut?