I'm very young (like I'll be younger when I start teaching with my BA and credential than most people are when they get their BA). I also look very young. I've been told a few times that I look to be in my mid teens. I'm starting the interview process for high school English jobs this week and I'm wondering if anyone has advice on how to approach this. I'm obviously planning on dressing VERY professionally to make myself look as old and professional as possible, but slacks and a blazer only go so far. My cooperating teacher and clinical coach have mentioned that it might be beneficial for me to directly address my age/appearance at the end of the interview, even if I'm not asked about it (they don't think I legally can be asked) to mitigate any concerns about classroom management. Any secondary teachers who are very young or look very young - was it an issue for you in the job search? Were you ever asked about it in an interview or did you address it on your own? What did you say?