hi folks. I’m currently in NC and trying to move to either Oregon or Washington state, possibly Northern California in the fall. I absolutely need to get out of NC. I am a very strong interviewer. I’m thoughtful in my responses, I don’t get nervous- I’m confident that I’m a good candidate and any school would be lucky to have me. I’m not just trying to get ANY job, I’m really researching school culture and seeing where I would fit in. I submit a district wide application with a somewhat generic cover letter (like specific to that district in terms of size and high poverty etc). Then I email individual principals a short body email and attach my resume, cover letter specific to their school and a GLOWING reference letter from my principal. I know it’s february but I haven’t gotten a single response. In fact, in most cases, they don’t even open the emails! (I downloaded a chrome app that tells me when my email has been opened and if attachments have been read.) I graduated from school in 2016. I was offered a handful of jobs in March of 2016 and got to take my pick. I’m a really, really good interviewer y’all!! Since I can’t attend job fairs or drop by the schools, how do I get their attention? Am I simply way too early in the hiring season? I know schools on the west coast start back after Labor Day, so it’s very early. but I so desperately fell in love with several schools and I want them to notice me! I’m a a third grade math and science teacher with arts integration certifications as well. The schools I’m targeting deeply value the arts and STEAM and that’s legit my passion. I know I’d be perfect for these schools!! I’d also love advice on Skype interviews or phone interviews. I think I’d prefer a Skype interview because I speak with my hands a lot and I really LOOK like an elementary teacher, like my whole package is better than my voice lol.