Hi All, I wonder if you could help me once again. I come from a Admin background and decided recently to retrain to become a TA. I passed my level 3 Diploma in April this year and since March I have been doing voluntary work at a local school to gain some experience. I have been applying for jobs and been offered 3 interviews. I am confident that my application is good or I wouldn't be offered interviews. I am doing the voluntary work to gain experience and I have been visiting the schools before sending in my applications. In my eyes I am doing everything I can to get my first TA job. My question is that I have had 3 interviews with no joy. I have had positive feedback from all and their excuse is that the other candidates had more experience than me. I am beginning to think I am wasting my time. I am doing everything I can. I have applied for loads of jobs and heard nothing. I understand that with the funding and the job market at the moment they are probably not willing to take a chance on somebody as inexperienced as me. They are well aware of my experience from my application form so why when they get so many applications bother with mine. I have decided also to apply for admin jobs within the schools in hope that this may help. I am now running out of time as the schools go on the summer break at the end of the month. Your thoughts on this would be much appreciated.