Dear Theo (&Vincent), What chance have I got, seriously, of getting a history post when I have only 1 year's full time experience of teaching history in a school, and 1 year and 2 terms' worth of 'A' level history teaching experience, and the rest of my experience is as a supply teacher for about two years, with breaks, plus a lot of EFL teaching both in the UK and abroad? I am currently doing an MA in History at a good university- will that help? I'm applying for jobs in the International Sector, the Independent sector and at mainstream schools, too, it's the last category I think where I will be most unlikely to get work. I reckon I might get work as a maternity cover teacher or part-time, again, teaching 'A' level in a college somewhere. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.