Even though there have been a decrease in jobs posted in my county, I still applied to a couple that I thought I had a good background for. I also didn't plan any trips this summer because I wanted to be available for interviews at any time. I know it's only July 6th but I'm already starting to feel hopeless and I'm being looked over. I have a great education and experiences. I'm really starting to think that you need to know people personally to teach in a great area. Any advice? Am I just being too inpatient this year?