I think I am probably nearing the stage of my early career that I am close to packing the whole thing in and taking a step back. I have applied for a number of overseas positions without much luck and I am determined to teach somewhere other than 'Bonnie Scotland'. So I have been mulling over the possibility of applying for TEFL-esque jobs internationally. I am aware that for many people it might be a step back for a fully registered, fully qualified teacher, but I am at the stage where I simply need to do something. Do schools asking for TEFL teachers employ people without a TEFL qualification? Having read some of the websites of schools that are looking for TEFL teachers many of the staff seem to be TEFL trained but not teacher trained, and many have no degree. Would I be in a better position to get a job (MA Undergrad, PGDE Secondary RE & Philosophy), especially as I have nearly three years teaching experience. I suppose I could just bite the bullet and take a TEFL course, but do I really need to? Also is TEFL-esque teaching a viable career path or is it simply a short term step?