I'm sorry to sound bitter and twisted but I just got a rejection from a school that was looking for an MFL teacher because (and I quote) "all the candidates interviewed had French and Spanish honours degrees". After 15 years working in the languages industry, I decided to do a GTP and bring some of my real-world experience to language learners but this sort of attitude makes me think that if you've worked outside education before, you're at a disadvantage when looking for a teaching job. Fact. Heads of faculty still prefer to take on teachers who have spent their entire lives embibed in education rather than bring in fresh blood from industry. I may end up eating my words but it's a depressing trend I'm slowly becoming aware of. Anyone else had this experience?