So, here is the update on my "exciting" TEFL life. I completed my course just over 4 months ago and was really excited about getting to put all my hard spent money and newly acquired knowledge to good use. I found out very soon however that the i-to-i team dont provide a job placement service for those of us who wish to remain in the uk for whatever reason. I assumed this would be no problem as there are still lots of opportunities to live and work in the uk right? WRONG!!. Every TEFL agency or training facility I have come across in the uk will not provide jobs to those who do not have any teaching experience or have not gained a "proper degree". Along with that I have also discovered the only way to get onto a proper degree or a paid apprenticeship or intrenship or any training for that matter, anywhere in the wold not just the uk, is to pay for it. So I am currently unemployed with no way of funding a trip or training anywhere in the entire world so I ask "was it even worth it?". I have a tefl qualification and cant do anything with it, It doesnt help me to secure an average joe kind of job and I cant use it to get a teaching job unless I pay to use it. I know this may sound like im being ungrateful or lazy or stupid or whatever, but if after 4 months and €700 im no better off than when I started in september of last year then is it something im dong or is it something else?