Hi All, I'm confused about where to pitch myself in my job search. I'm so disheartened at getting turned down left right and centre for roles I feel that I must be doing something wrong. I want to work in an FE college or secondary school as an Art teacher, but FE jobs are thin on the ground so I've mainly been applying to secondary. I have a PGCE in the lifelong learning sector, qualified in spring 2019. I have around 3 years' experience teaching in my role as a Tutor Demonstrator (more workshop-style, not responsible for assessment) and 1 years' experience as a qualified sessional lecturer, both at an FE college. I have just completed my QTLS year and so I am exempt from completing an NQT year as a secondary teacher and I have the equivalent status to QTS, so I am fully qualified to work in secondary. Plus I have the bonus of a few years' experience behind me even though I am recently qualified. I have applied to around 20-30 roles and had 1 interview back which I didn't get the job for. It may not seem a lot of applications in the grand scheme of things but I take a while to write the applications in order to make them specialised to each school, so it is exhausting to get negative responses. I can't help the feeling that schools look at my application and think that I'm in too complicated a position to be placed. Or perhaps I am pitching myself too high? I would probably need a bit of training to transition into the secondary sector in terms of workplace practices, school policies and specification differences, but I don't see why I can't work in secondary. Or maybe I'm being too naive? I'm just so confused and don't know what step to take next. I'm not in a position in my current role to volunteer in a secondary school in September unless I go down in hours, but I can't afford to do this. On top of this, FE college jobs are sparse. I feel completely stuck!