The only problem was I had already booked a return ticket home. Attending the fair would involve travelling to and from Spain twice in a month, difficult on an employed teacher´s salary, almost beyond an unemployed one. I was serious about teaching, though, and equally serious about finding a good place to do it. I´d also heard all the scare stories about exploitation, fly-by-night schools and shady operators. The chance to meet dozens of potential employers face-to-face and size them up while they did the same to me seemed too good to pass up.