I've been trying for a few months to find work in Northern Europe without any success. I'm 30 years old and married with no kids. My husband can only really work in places like Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands etc. but I am having no luck applying to international schools in these countries. I've been teaching for seven years in Scotland, have good references and exam results under my belt and I am involved fully in the wider life of the school. I run lots of extra-curricular clubs, including debating, the student council and the school newspaper. I can also speak a bit of French. However, I never have any luck, not even a reply to tell me I've been unsuccessful. I've been offered jobs in Bangkok and Italy before, however I can't work in countries without socialised health care (I can't get private insurance because of a health condition. It doesn't affect my work but I've found that private insurers seem to be incredibly strict about these things) and my husband can't work in Southern Europe. I'm beginning to think I'll never have any luck. I know that these countries are really competitive and I have not yet taught internationally and have no experience of the IB (although I have signed up for an IB course which starts next month). I've also signed up for job fairs in January. Is there anything else that I can do? Any advice would be appreciated.