3 questions at bottom of post. But first the situation: Bio I am a student teacher. I am in the UK doing a PGCE - a one year teacher certification for UK curriculum. I am an american moving home to Houston Texas. Situation I know I need to get the certification converted, and i know how to do that. I can't start that process till I graduate June 28. As far as I can tell, that paperwork conversion could take 6-10 weeks and will result in A) A full teaching certificate B) A one year teaching certificate so I can take "test" C) told to go start my training over I'm trying to figure out how to find work while abroad or if I even can. I have 5+ years teaching in China and Turkey, from a regular ESL teacher to being a head teacher. But as none of that was as a "legally qualified teacher" I am not sure it counts. I have applied to a lot of jobs in Houston (20+) but no one has responded. My questions 1. Will schools even look at me if I am trained abroad and won't have the official paperwork until July/August? 2. Can I find work if I can't be there in person to interview or give a demo lesson? 3. Should I be worried that while I apply for every job I can find, no one at all has replied?